Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tennessee Aquarium: the Kids

Our family was given a membership to the Tennessee Aquarium for Christmas.  On January 29, we went with the Presleys.  We had a great time!  We arrived just shortly before lunch, so we had a picnic lunch in the parking lot.  Then headed inside after a few pictures.

Mercy saw this little screen, and said that it was just for her!  She was so excited!

The kids loved touch tanks.  Here they are touching a sturgeon. 

A Megan photo bomb!

Patrick thought this wall was interesting.

We got to see a scuba diver feed the fish in the big river tank.  He took some time to answer questions that the kids wrote on a board.  The kids LOVED watching him feed the fish and talking with him.

I wanted to take a self portrait, but Adrian wanted to be funny! :)

The kids got to pet sting rays in the Ocean Experience.  I am kind of surprised that Sophia didn't fall in!

The aquarium has a small butterfly room upstairs in the Ocean Experience.  The kids enjoyed trying to get a butterfly to land on them.  (Later in the day, the kids got to help release some newly transformed butterfly.  I didn't get any pictures of that as I was feeding Patrick.  Maybe Megan will post that on her blog.)

You can crawl into a viewing area inside of a tank with large spider-like crabs.  Each of the kids took turns getting into it.  You can see the reflection of the nearby jellyfish, too.

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