Maui Ocean Center (Wailuku)

Hawaii

There are so many wonderfully unique sea creatures that inhabit the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands so after a leisurely morning at the beach, we headed to the  The Maui Ocean Center to get a close up view and learn more about them.  Unlike some of those big overdone Aquariums in major cities that all seem to try and wow and outdo each other, we loved that this place because it was so low key and … [Read more...]

Alaska Sea Life Center (Seward)

As traveling explorers, our mission was to learn and understand all about Alaska,-it's history, resources, culture and economy, and the Alaska Sea Life Center was a great opportunity to do just that. A large part of Alaska's economy involves the catching and processing of a variety of fish and seafood that is sold to local, domestic and international markets. We very often take for granted the food that ends up on … [Read more...]

Texas State Aquarium (Corpus Christie)

Texas

Before hitting the road out of Corpus Christie we decided to check out the Texas State Aquarium.  While it's kind of on the small side compared to some other aquariums we've seen we all had a great time experiencing the touch tanks learning about some of the local marine life.  One particularly interesting exhibit that we hadn't seen before was a stingray touch tank. The kids all stuck their hands in-me I wasn't so … [Read more...]

Sea World (San Antonio)

Texas

After shlepping around for a whole week and because my kids had been really well behaved I decided to give them a treat and end our trip with a bang by treating them to a day at Sea World.  I am not usually a fan of these big overpriced theme parks with their gift shops at the exit to every ride beckoning you to empty your wallet and lost of overpriced and overprocessed food around every corner but I must admit I … [Read more...]

The Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta)

The Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta)

In 2005 when the Georgia Aquarium opened, it was the largest aquarium in the world.  This incredible attraction which serves to educate visitors about marine life was  made possible by a large donation from the founders of Home Depot to tune of $250 million.  It's spectacular and a real source of pride for the citizens of Atlanta. Inside we saw white beluga whales, a spotted whale shark, adorable penguins and … [Read more...]