Sunday, December 5, 2010

Visit to the Aquarium

The girls and I had such a wonderful day at the Aquarium yesterday. Since we expected large crowds for dollar days, we got to the Inner Harbor area early, just before 9:00 a.m. The original plan was to get a little snack at Panera across the street instead of waiting in the 27 degree cold air, but I saw that there was already quite a line in front of the ticket area.

After waiting in line for only about 5 minutes, an Aquarium volunteer announced his holiday present to us...that the aquarium was going to open early! We met our friends Johanna, her husband Joe, and baby Charlotte and went right in to the aquarium! It was such a treat!

The exhibits at the National Aquarium are spectacular. We had fun finding Nemo and Dory and loved the coral reef. The Rainforest is always popular with my girls, too. Although we didn't see a dolphin show yesterday, Alexia had the opportunity to talk with a trainer and we watched a scuba diver feed the stingrays in the tank.

Lunch at J. Paul's was good and we enjoyed the fantastic view of the water. Instead of bread, we were given fresh soft pretzels with our drinks. MMMMM! So good!

If you're looking for a fun and educational opportunity event in Baltimore today, consider a visit to the National Aquarium or any of the other museums participating in Dollar Days.

Happy Sunday!



  1. Looks like fun! My husband and son would love the aquarium!

  2. Good morning from Tokyo!

    What a wonderful day~and how nice was it that the aquarium opened early? I bet it made the day for you all!

    On a personal note, every time we visit my parents in New Orleans we take the children to the Aquarium of the Americas. It is such a wonderful, fun-filled excursion it makes the trip! Hopefully we'll make it out to the aquarium near us in Tokyo so they can experience that as well.

    A lovely day to you and yours...



  3. We love the aquarium in Charleston... Great for a rainy day when we are at the beach! Glad you all had such fun!

  4. Looks like a great time was had by all! A much belated "Happy Anniversary" - one year of blogging! :-) XOXO



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