While we were in the Atlanta area for Christmas, we made sure to go to the Georgia Aquarium since the girls’ fondness for sea life has not died down.
Aside from thinking that the dolphin show was a little hokey, I was really impressed with the attraction. It had a lot to offer without being too big and it was easy to navigate.
We really enjoyed every exhibit and I ended up taking a lot of pictures so the girls could remember the experience later.
There were several variety of jelly fish, all of which were neat to watch.
There was this really neat tank that was suppose to mimic a reef close to the shore (I think). The waves would come in overhead and you could watch what that looked like from below. Mallory’s and Tessa’s expressions in the photo below is from watching the wave crash above (not sure what’s going on with Chelsea. :P).
We also liked watching the tank with the sea horses.
They had just a few dolphins and beluga whales, both of which the girls were excited to see.
There were several interactive exhibits where you could touch stingrays, star fish, and other sea creatures. Mallory and I were the only ones interested in getting up close and personal.
The penguin exhibit was fun because they set it up like you were in their habitat.
My favorite area of the aquarium is their largest tank. It held huge manta rays, whale sharks and grouper. I was amazed by the sheer size of these fish. I could have sat and watched them hours. It was very soothing.
There were even a couple of albino alligators.
Tessa is proving more and more how close she is getting to being a two year old.
She is getting more opinionated and made sure we knew that she did not want to be carried unless absolutely necessary. She really enjoyed the visit because every where we turned, she saw “hoo-ALES!” – her favorite. (whales = dolphins/whales/fish to her).
I’m so glad we got the chance to visit the Georgia Aquarium. It was time and money well spent.