Monday, January 25, 2010

MLK Holiday at a NC Aquarium

The Martin Luther King Jr, Holiday sneaks up on me every year being so close to Christmas and New Years. A nice surprise every time though since hubby gets the day off and we get a chance for some unexpected family time. We decided to go the Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores on the coast. It is one of three of North Carolina's aquariums. We went to the Fort Fisher Aquarium last year on the same holiday and were pleasantly surprised to find the cost of admission waived on Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. That is the case for all three of the Aquariums on this particular holiday.

We spent about two and half hours making our way through the exhibits. Jonah and Elisabeth both really enjoyed it. We enjoyed it as well, but particularly so watching the kids responses. Elisabeth was surprisingly expressive and kept taking in deep breaths and saying, "wow," "fish", or "look mommy." It seemed like almost all the exhibits were designed so little kids could really get up close. The big tank at Fort Fisher is like this too, but it seemed like many of their smaller exhibits were not as easily accessible to little people as the ones at this aquarium. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the Aquarium. I'll spare you all the fish pictures though...

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