On Monday, we headed to Atlanta to take the kids to the Georgia Aquarium. It is actually the worlds largest. We really enjoyed it. When we first went in, we got to see jelly fish. Israel loves Jelly fish! They even had tanks with a black light in them.
After the jelly fish, we went to a huge tank that had just about everything. The feed the sharks and whales to the point of being stuffed so they won't eat the fish and then put everything in together. I think that is probably the area where we stayed the longest. We just watched all the different animals. Israel has always loved water animals and they had all his favorites like the hammerhead shark, sword fish, whale shark, sting ray, and many more. Even Luci was loving it. All the kids were jumping up and down and shreaking. The other people got quite the kick out of the kids and all the kids knew about them. Israel has this little pad that has pictures of water animals and you push one and it tells you all about it. It has games and quizes and stuff and the kids love to play with it and then tell me all they learned. It was great for them to be able to see these animals they love so much. They kept pointing to all the animals and telling me what they were a million times over. We would hear people behind us chuckling as they heard them.
After we left that tank, the others went a bit quicker. We were able to see Baluga Whales (which Israel said he wished he was one), Otters, and were able to tough Anenomes, sting ray (they clipped the stingers), small sharks, hammerhead fish, and some others I can't remember. The Anenome were actually so soft you could barely tell you were touching anything. It was so cool! One little boy next to me at one of the touch tanks said, "I am reaching my hand toward a shark. It just feels so wrong!" I got a laugh out of that one.
They also had a small play area for the kids which they loved. Even Luci got to play for a while and didn't want to leave. The kids were disappointed when we had to leave. All in all, it was a great day. I love being able to do this stuff!