Sunday, April 1, 2012

SeaLife Aquarium-Dallas Weekend

Before baseball season starts Gary and I like to get away. For those of you who don't know but my wonderful husband works for the Oklahoma City RedHawks, and baseball season is just around the corner. We try to take little trips throughout the year and throughout the season to keep our sanity. 

We went to Dallas/Frisco area because it was close but still out of OKC. We went to Grapevine Mills Mall, and found out they have an Aquarium inside. We had a blast because we both love the water. Gary loves sharks, and I love turtles. The aquarium was a no brainer. 

I highly recommend this place to anyone going to the Dallas area for a weekend.  If you have kids right across the hall is Legoland. We didn't go to that but the line was long. Which Gary thought about it for a minute. 

As soon as you walk in you get your picture taken. (Just like every other touristy place.) (PS: Is touristy even a word? I just made it one.) We didn't purchase the pictures but it was fun. They gave you a trivia card and have to find the answers around the aquarium. Even though it was designed for kids, we learned a lot through the aquarium as well. Because we are uber competitive we made it a competition on how could find it first. 

At this certain aquarium you can also purchase a behind the scenes tour for $5. I highly recommend this because you get to see the aquarium in a completely different perspective. It was completely different than I what I thought. Depending on the time you go it can be hectic or pretty calm. We went at 1pm, which we thought was a crazy time but it was just us. 

We were able to ask as many questions as we wanted. Earlier that day they added fishes so it was hectic time. We got to see them feed the fish.  I figured all the fish would swarm to where the food was but that wasn't the case at all. He explained that they are on a food schedule and that each fish has a dry erase board with the times and what they ate. I never really thought about it like that before. 

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