Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Our Trip to the Florida Aquarium

We headed to the Florida Aquarium one cloudy day during our vacation.  We had our Tampa city passes and once again were able to bypass the ticket line and head right into the aquarium.



On the ground floor we ran into their mascot and Alec was the only one willing to take a photo with her.



We spent a bit of time at the tank searching for shark's teeth and shells.


We headed upstairs to where all the animals are kept.  We saw lots of animals and our favorite was the otter who was playfully swimming back and forth and in circles around and around the tank. 



American Alligator 

Diamond back terrapins 





This snail was coming out his shell and walking all around 









Learning all about penguins during an animal talk 







pregnant sea horses




Learning about armadillos


It only took us a couple of hours to tour the aquarium but we had a good time watching the fish and learning about all these sea creatures.

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14 comments :

  1. After growing up with Sea World in my backyard, I'm always amazed at how nice this aquarium is!

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    1. I loved that there were so many opportunities to get up close to the animals too.

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  2. You know how I love aquariums so this would've been a highlight on the trip for us for sure! That armadillo looks so cool!

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  3. Very cool aquarium, I would love to visit it someday.

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  4. This looks a fab place to visit my little would love it thanks for sharing. Mandy xxx #ExplorerKids

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    1. I bet she would! It seems like aquariums draw most of us in.

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  5. we were in Tampa for the Bucs-Pats game 2 weeks ago. I keep saying I want to head back to the area for a proper weeks vacation, this is something else to put on the lists when we do #happynow

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  6. I love aquariums. We went to the London Aquarium last year and the kids really loved it although it does get very busy. Sarah #ExplorerKids

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    1. I was surprised that this aquarium really didn't feel crowded even though the parking lot was pretty full.

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  7. This aquarium is huge! Did they managed to find the shark teeth? I think if E&E were there - they would not have left until they found it. lol!

    Thanks for linking up with us on #ExplorerKids

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    1. We didn't find any shark teeth but we did find a few shells; luckily as determined as my middle son was to find a tooth he eventually gave up.

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