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Aquarium of the Bay

05 Sep

Our City Passes included entry to Aquarium of the Bay, so while we were at Pier 39 we popped in to visit.

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It’s not a very big attraction but it was a nice way to spend a morning.

 

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Plus they had my favourite sea creatures – jellyfish.

So pretty

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I could watch jellyfish – in tanks – for ages.

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The boys enjoyed the touch tanks.  They always do.

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The aquarium had a great walk through aquarium

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and the expected shark swimming overhead.

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The boys enjoyed getting up close and personal with the fish.

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I’m not so sure the wildlife felt the same.  🙂

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There were some cool hands on activities for the kids to do.  My boys enjoyed this magnascope

 

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But the aquarium had more than just fish.

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There were various reptiles and amphibians there too.

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I loved this opossum.

Don’t ask me why he was in an aquarium.  Maybe they live near water or something.  I don’t know.

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But isn’t he…or she…adorable.

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The aquarium had a new exhibit  – the otters – that was advertised all over San Francisco.

I don’t know what was so special about it though.  Sure the otters were cute but it was just a standard exhibit, as far as I could tell.

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Overall, the aquarium was okay.  We met a few new creatures we hadn’t seen before so that made our trip worthwhile.  Whether I’d return?…Hmmm…probably not.

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Posted by on September 5, 2013 in Family Events, Field Trips, Geography, US Holidays

 

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