Sunday, October 30, 2011

Aquarium of the Pacific

This morning, we decided to do something fun and go down to Long Beach to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific.  This aquarium is not your normal aquarium that has a glorified fish tank, it's like that and Sea World combined.  There are the usual exhibits with educational material, but there are also shows and "petting tanks" for adults and kids too.  

We got to touch baby sharks, moon jellies and a baby ray.  The highlight of the day had to be getting Ke'alohi to touch a starfish and seeing her reaction to the different textures she was feeling.  We got to see the sea lion and seal show where they taught us the difference between the two species; sea lions have external ears and seals don't and sea lions have front flippers which help them sit up.  Ke'alohi was a champ the whole morning and was either fascinated with all the fish and animals or sleeping on Lucas' shoulder.

After all the excitement of the morning at the Aquarium of the Pacific, we met Lucas' parents at Furusato, our favorite Korean BBQ joint, for lunch.

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