Monday, September 26, 2016

Myrtle Beach Aquarium

One of our favorite stops on our Myrtle Beach vacation was the Ripley's Aquarium.  My boys love aquariums and as soon as they found out there was one in Myrtle Beach I was told that he HAD to go there.

It did not disappoint!  It was a smallish aquarium but it was packed with so much to see and do.  I love when we can combine learning with family fun.  These are the types of lessons I know my kids will never forget.


Alec and I learned about the history of this log by reading the timeline

We loved the ray fountain

Waiting patiently to pet sharks and sting rays 

Watching the poison dart frogs 

They loved this ray tank!  There were so many large sharks and rays swimming around


Leafy sea dragons 

Learning about coral reefs 
We got to touch horseshoe crabs 

Alec inside the puffer fish tank 

Evan took a turn too! 

We read and learned all about horseshoe crabs 

Alec made sure to touch each shark in the tank

As well as a few horseshoe crabs 

Steering through the wreckage 

Rock lobster (they don't have claws)

The sawfish 


Believe it or not there is a diver under all those fish!  She was feeding them
for a diving show.  We got to learn about the different species of fish in the tank


The boys all got to touch a jellyfish!


We finished our day off with the mermaid diving show!

These lovely mermaids did flips, blew kisses, and interacted with the audience. 

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18 comments :

  1. Such fun activities and so much learning! I'm excited to start doing these things with Monkey Boy and Turtle Boy as they age! :)

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    1. It's great fun! My boys are finally at that age when they read all the signs on their own and point out to me what they say.

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  2. I absolutely LOVE aquariums and this one looks so much fun. So cool that there are hands on exhibits too.

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    1. It was great! Like most kids, mine love anything hands on.

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  3. Looks like an amazing experience-such gorgeous pictures!

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  4. I find aquariums mesmerizing and so educational. We have been to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago more times than I can count! You see new things every visit!! This one looks terrific!

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    1. I find them mesmerizing too; all that blue/ clear water, the way the fish swim lazily around... very relaxing.

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  5. I Love aquariums and this one doesn't look too crowded. I love where they can go up in the middle and look like they are part of the fish aquarium. What a great time you must of had.

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    1. We went as soon as they opened. I have to say by the time we left (around lunch) it was getting crowded.

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  6. I haven't been to this aquarium yet! It looks awesome! I will add this to our list next time we are in Florida. :) Kids can learn some much on trips like this.

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    1. Um... OK but this Ripley's aquarium is in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. ;)

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  7. We also love aquariums and just went to our closest one last week! I agree that these kinds of trips will stay with them forever! Linking up with you at the #homeschoolnook

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    1. We try to always visit zoos and aquariums when we go off on vacation. They're so fun and my boys just love them.

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  8. Amazing, the world under the sea is just fascinating and so important for kids to understand and love #mg

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  9. looks like a great place to learn a lot about aquarium life
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    1. It was a really fun morning. A great way to beat the heat when temps are high too.

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