Our Aquarium Trip

We went on a trip to Mystic Aquarium a couple of weeks ago and we had such a wonderful time.  We met up with some friends and spent the day learning about marine animals, reptiles, and the world around us.

We also start our day with the beluga whales; they are so curious and active. 

From there we walked to see the seals and sea lions.

Then we just HAD to go see the penguins!

We headed inside the building to see all the fish.

Petting the sand sharks 

Evan was reading up a storm all day; here he is reading about the Amazon rain forest

Moray eels 

Picking up crabs and mini sea life specimens 

"painting" bird pictures 

We stopped to see the Sea Lion show

Spiderman Agama 

Green Tree Monitor 

The boys had a great time quizzing themselves on all sorts of animal facts with these interactive screens

Bearded dragon

They all had a ball with the interactive sand table; it showed a topographical map and changed
with the moving of the sand. 

A new interactive exhibit of frogs and salamanders 

Evan holding his breath "underwater"

We ended our day with the beluga whale too!


  1. The aquariums in the UK mainly have turtles, sting rays. sharks and marine fish etc. I couldn't imagine seeing a beluga whale I would be mesmerised. My brother went to Japan and in the aquarium there they have a whale shark. Sarah #ExplorerKids

    1. OOh! I'd love to see a whale shark. I know there is one aquarium in Georgia in the US that has them but we have yet to get there.

  2. We last went to an aquarium in April - it was pretty awesome - the kids loved it, so I'm hoping to take them to one again soon...

    1. They are all so much fun aren't they? I find it relaxing too to watch all the fish swimming around.

  3. This looks a great aquarium I love how interactive it is being able to touch the different species just brilliant for the kids. Mandy xxx#explorerkids

  4. You guys are always doing such fun stuff! I really wish we had an aquarium closer because I think my oldest one would love it. The nearest one is something crazy like 3 hours+ away. :/

    1. We do try to get out and do fun stuff quite often. We are quite fortunate to live about an hour away from three totally different cities, the ocean, the mountains, etc.

  5. What a beautiful day! How lucky are they to get a chance petting the sand sharks! My kids would love that too! Well done Alec for doing all the readings. Evan looks so funny under that tube! lol! Beluga whale are such a beautiful creature. <3 Thank you so much for linking up with us on #ExplorerKids x

    1. We love the beluga whales; they are such a draw for all the kids since they are such curious creatures and seem to enjoy checking us out as much as we enjoy checking them out.

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    1. It is a lot of fun and they change up exhibit space often so there's always something new to see.


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