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Creatures of the Deep

19 Jun

Today we spent our afternoon at Seaworld.

Don’t worry.Β  We finished our school work first.

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Our tickets run out soon, so we wanted to check out the new ‘Creatures of the Deep’ attraction.

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The ‘Creatures of the Deep’ attraction is almost identical in presentation to the Dinosaur attraction they had at Seaworld a couple of years ago.

First there’s an indoor display, with the obligatory shop on exiting.

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Inside, you explore and learn about all manner of curious deep sea critters.

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This here is an ammonite.

What you can’t see is that he’s an animatronic display.

We couldn’t work out if they were sensor or timer operated,

but, all of a sudden, each of the displays would come to life and start to move.

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Other displays had a “Make Me Move” panel,

which my boys love.

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There are two floors in the exhibit,

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allowing you to experience even more bizarre sea creatures.

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My personal favourites, although not one of the animatronics, are the jellyfish.

They always draw me like a moth to the flame.

I don’t know what it is about them that appeals.

I just like them.

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As you exit, you are parted with your money in the ‘Creatures of the Deep’ store.

Some people like to buy stuffed toys.

We like the educational stuff!

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We left with an ammonite fossil,

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a fossil box

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and a book to explain it all to us.

(If you are an RACQ member, don’t forget to ask for your discounts!)

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Just like the Dinosaur attraction, there is an outdoor section to the exhibit.

However, when we reached it, it was roped off!

We asked around and found out that it was temporarily closure due to nearby construction and would open soon.

So we caught the Dolphin show while we waited.

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When we returned it was open!

Whoohoo!

So in we went

…to be met by staff and told that they had to close off the area,

again,

for the duration of the nearby ski show.

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So we went and watched the ski show as well.

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Finally, we made it into the ‘Creature of the Deep’ outdoor exhibit!

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We’re glad we persevered.

It was pretty impressive.

I prefer the ‘Creatures of the Deep’ attraction more than the dinosaur attraction,

which was kind of out of place at SEAworld.

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All the way around the circuit, you can view various sea creatures, both real and mythical.

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Ever bend brings another wonder.

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I love how you can be standing looking at these mammoth creatures, and suddenly they turn their head, blink and open their mouths.

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A lot of work has gone into this attraction

and I’m glad we took the time to drop in and see it.

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On our way out, we stopped for the obligatory Seaworld photo.

Getting two boys to smile is like pulling teeth,

and when I get stroppy about it,

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this is what happens!

You just can’t win!

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And that was our afternoon at Seaworld.

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4 Comments

Posted by on June 19, 2015 in Field Trips, Science

 

4 responses to “Creatures of the Deep

  1. Jen

    June 20, 2015 at 7:33 am

    I must have the only boys in the world that love having their photo taken. Only thing is getting them to stop being silly! Looks like that would be an excellent exhibition to see.

     
  2. Mel

    June 22, 2015 at 6:58 am

    And if you hadn’t finished all your school work first it would be okay πŸ™‚

     
    • Tracey

      June 22, 2015 at 7:03 am

      Exactly…but don’t tell the kids. πŸ™‚

       
      • Mel

        June 22, 2015 at 11:20 am

        πŸ™‚

         

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