Every once in awhile, you should get out of the house and do something fun. Instead of shopping or watching a movie, you can try visiting the zoo or better yet an aquarium.
Most US cities have large aquariums featuring animals like dolphins, whales, walruses and seals. This probably takes the fun out of Sea World since this is one of the biggest in the country so those who can’t afford to get there will have to settle for something less. Here are some places worth visiting.
The first is the Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium in Chicago. This houses close to 8,000 marine animals held in 4.5 million gallons of water. Most of these are featured in a Pacific Coastal setting given that it is much closer the West coast. It also features the habitat of creatures living in the Caribbean.
The Dallas World Aquarium is another venue. Most of the marine life comes from South Africa and gives tourists a bird’s eye view of the dense rain forests. A lot of schools hold fieldtrips for the kids since it has a lot of interactive exhibits so students can learn a thing or two about nature.
Kentucky has the Newport Aquarium. This houses 7,000 marine creatures and isn’t that far form either Cincinnati or Ohio. If Sea World has Shamu who is a killer whale, this place has Sweet Pea that is a shark ray. Those who won’t be able to visit the mid-West can try seeing its sister ocean park located in Camden, New Jersey called the Adventure Aquarium.
Epcot’s Living Seas Walt Disney World in Florida is also worth checking out. Aside from the shows and exhibits, guests can take a plunge and swim among the dolphins, fishes, sharks and turtles. You shouldn’t stay too close or show any aggressive behavior because we are in their territory now.
There are smaller marine parks located in different parts of the United States. These are opened daily so it will be a good idea to check online how much the tickets cost. It is possible to get a season pass for those who want to drop by again and discounts for groups and the elderly citizens.
At these aquariums, you shouldn’t forget to take a few snapshots and get some souvenirs. It isn’t everyday the kids can see it up close and personal this breathtaking experience.