Every summer I make a huge list of things that I want to do with the boys while they are out on summer vacation. One thing we all like to do every year is visit Mystic Aquarium down in Mystic, CT. Because it’s over an hour drive from where we live, we usually only go once a year, and the other day we made our annual trip.
As soon as you walk in, the first thing you come across is the Ray Touch Pool. You couldn’t pay me to touch one of those slimy things, but the boys love every second of it.
After the boys had their fill of the cownose rays, we went inside we saw lots of good stuff.
Stingray Bay is always a hit:
And so are the sharks:
The boys found the clown fish (think Nemo) and spent a while over there:
But we spent the most time inside with the jelly fish. They are very cool.
We saw all sorts of other things on display, too.
We were there nice and early that day, so we caught the first sea lion show of the day.
The show only lasted about 20 minutes and then we moved on to some of the outside exhibits.
We all loved the balugas.
And who doesn’t love penguins?
Finally, on our way back to the exit, we walked through their marsh habitat exhibit. It’s full of big old frogs like this one:
While we were at the aquarium, we also had a chance to see SpongeBob SquarePants: The Great Jelly Rescue in their 4D theater and take in a live talk with a crew member of the exploration vessel the Nautilus in the Nautilus Live Theater. The audience got to ask questions via video chat. It was really cool.
The Mystic Aquarium is located at 55 Coogan Blvd in Mystic, CT.