Is the heat getting to you? Do you want to enjoy yourself outside of the house, but out of sun? Thinking, I wish there was really a way? Well, there is a way with the number two spot on our list of the best places for summer, family and affordable fun: Aquariums! Aquariums house animals from fish to penguins. At aquariums guest can get up close and personal with the animals through exhibits such as: “Swim with Stingrays” at Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Guest can take self-guided walking tours, or be guided by a tour guide through the aquariums. Some aquariums such as: The Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky host rainforest. The rainforest exhibit has animals such as: otters and lorikeets.
Located right here in the United States of America, The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world. The following are eleven ways guest can tour the aquarium: Coldwater quest, Georgia Explorer, Ocean Voyager, River Scout, Tropical Diver, 4D Theater, Behind the Scenes Tour, Gallery Tours, Journey with Gentle Giants, Kids Corner, and/or Aquarium Programs. The Ocean Voyager allows guest to walk through the 100-feet-long tunnel. There guest will visit animals such as: stingrays and hammerhead sharks. Open year around. For hours and pricing go to: www.georgiaaquarium.org
New York may be known for its flashing lights and fancy people, but it is also home to the New York Aquarium. The New York aquarium houses the following exhibits: Alien Stingers, Sea Lion Celebration, Explore the Shore, Glover’s Reef and Conservation Hall, Planet Earth: Shallow Seas (trade marked), Sea Cliffs, and sharks. The Sea Lion Celebration showcases Sea Lions dancing and doing tricks for the crowds. They even blow kisses. It is cute for kids and fun for all ages. The New York Aquarium is opened year around. For hours and pricing to: www.nyaquarium.com
Think California is to Hollywood for an aquarium? Think again! The Aquarium of the Pacific is located in Long Beach, California. The Aquarium of the Pacific centers around the pacific Ocean showcasing the over 12,000 animals. The Aquarium of the Pacific has 32 “focus exhibits.” A few of those exhibits are as follows: Lorikeet Forest, Shark Lagoon, Whales: Voice in the Sea and the Shorebird Sanctuary. The unique way of connecting the Pacific Ocean with the fun of an aquarium makes this a remarkable experience. For hours and pricing go to: www.aquariumofpacific.org
Other Aquariums around the world can be located throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, South America, Asia, and Africa. With aquariums located in many countries around the world; there is sure to be one in everybody’s neighborhood.
Aquariums have earned the number two spot on our list of the best places for summer, family, and affordable fun!
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