Monday, November 28, 2011

New England Aquarium

This is definately old news but I had to share some photos and the story about our trip.
The girls had no school on Veteran's Day and I have been wanting to get back to the New England Aquarium. The last time I was there was before Ava was born or maybe she was an infant and Olivia was sort of too little for it to be fun.
This turned out to be an awesome age to go.
We secured some Library passes. If you don't know what these are-FIND OUT! With our Library card we are able to get discount or sometimes free tickets to certain museums, aquariums or zoos. It make trip way more affordable, with the pass we were able to get in for $10/person instead of 22.95 per adult and 15.95 per child.
We also were super excited to have our friends Carlie and Bonnie with us as well. They have never been.
These photos are of Liv and Ava in a small river type set up where they could see and touch starfish, crabs and horseshoes crab. Anything where you get wet is definately fun.

The center is a ramp that winds around the main tank and for whatever reason I was never able to get anything better than a butt shot of this turtle. I chased him for most of my trip.

This photo was a favorite and I was sure to print it and send it to school with the girls so they could tell their friends about our trip.
A new just opened exhibit in the basement inclused a touch tank with bull nose sharks and ray. It you sat still and held your hand out flat they would swim right up and let you rub them like cats. Luckily the stingers were cut off these little guys so no one could get hurt. I will admit I squeeled a bit whn my hand touched the slimey back of the ray. Yes, I am 8yrs old on the inside.

Here are 2 of the most beautiful girls in the world walking across the pavillion to see the 3D movie Under the Sea. I have never been to an IMAX theatre and I do not know why. It was awesome and all we saw was fish.

After the movie we had to go back and make sure we saw it all. I especially loved the Jelly fish exhibit, most of these photos were actually taken by Ava. She needs her own camera.

One of the funniest things we heard was about an octopus that climbed out of his tank and into a neighboring tank to eat the fish in it. The scientists found him in the morning when they returned. This is how he must stay busy and out of trouble now. Also as you can see we were only able to him tucked up into the corner of the tank. Thanks to the flash you can make out a bit of this tentacle. 

We left early in the morning and returned late into the night but it was fantastic.
Next up is the Enchanted Village in a few weeks.

No comments:

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08