Sunday, September 30, 2012

Birthday Week: The Long Beach Aquarium

Ms. Sweetie wanted to take me out for my birthday and told me we could go wherever I wanted. I am such a sucker for aquariums so we went to the Long Beach Aquarium. This was the first time Ms. Sweetie got to go to the aquarium so it was a real treat to spend time with her here. As an added bonus the aquarium was virtually empty. It was wonderful not to have to fight people to see the exhibits.


Although I love everything about the aquarium and the marine animals it houses there is something about the jellyfish that are so organically beautiful. I could watch them all day.


Of course there are tons of other interesting things at the aquarium. I love it being able to view a whole world that we normally don't get to see. Every time I go I think about getting a certification for scuba diving.




Not only are the animals amazing at this park but it is obviuos that they take time to make sure that the environments are well taken care of. Each one is unique and most showcase the natural habitats of the fish from around the world. I was fantasising about having a large aquarium in my home, a nice comfy reading chair in front. It would be pure amazingness.





More interesting fishes... look we even found Nemo!


Another fun trick at the aquarium is playing with the sea lions. About five years ago I ran into a worker who showed me a trick. Take a piece of paper and create a ball. Throw the paper ball back and forth across the curved glass and eventually one of the sea lions might come over to play. We were lucky we got one who hung out for a half hour, following the ball back and forth across the tank. The crowd that gathered was amazing.


The last exhibit we visited was the new penguin habitat. It wasn't as big as I had thought it was going to be, actually quite small. But I do adore the penguins. And these little guys seems to love their new habitat.


It was a fantastic day I am so thankful to Ms. Sweetie for taking me. A great start to the birthday week! And yes I am taking a week :)



paul peggy zeus said...

I'm so happy you have Ms Sweetie out there with you. What a wonderful birthday treat!

Becky said...

so much fun! and BEAUTIFUL pics! xoxo

Becky said...

so much fun! and BEAUTIFUL pics! xoxo

Becky said...

so much fun! and BEAUTIFUL pics! xoxo

Jennifer Arens said...

A day at the aquarium is always a blast for any age!

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