Maddie and Jeff both had off for Martin Luther King Jr day, so we took advantage and decided to check an item off of our bucket list before we moved. We heard great things about Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey.
We set out as early as we could. Maddie had no clue where we were going. She kept guessing the whole way up. She has a love/hate relationship with surprises just like me.
It took about two hours to get there. It was super cold. I think the temp was 17 degrees, but it was incredibly windy. We instantly had tears running down our faces. Jackson and I have been dealing with a sinus issues and he had snot rolling down his face. Who knows, maybe I did too. I waited outside to get tickets and let them get inside where it's warmer. It turns out it wasn't much warmer where they had to stand, but at least they didn't have to deal with the wind.
We ate lunch and then started looking around. We started with the hippos. Maddie loved being right in front of them.
I told her to give me the "ahhhh! He's going to eat me" pose. This is what I got! Haha we will have to work on that.
It was really cool to walk through the shark tunnel that they had.
Maddie got to touch baby shark. She loved it. We couldn't pull her away.
She was so excited that she touched them and wanted to show daddy who was getting Jackson settled in to his stroller again.
Little blue penguins
It was just too much fun for him! Haha.
This was in another touch zone. She got to touch several starfish and other things while we were there throughout the day.
Sting rays! She got to touch several sting rays while we were there. She waited and waited until the giant one came around and she got to pet it.
It finally came around.
The aquarium was a great place for kids. It had a lot of hands on touching for animals. A nice play area. Lots of great information.
We had a lot of fun. On our way home, we stopped at Cabelas and Cracker Barrel. The Kiddos were tired after a nice long, but fun day.
This will be a day to remember. :)
Until next time.. Have fun, be safe, and enjoy life.