Pip has recently discovered the Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo. She watches the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the Disney Channel every morning at 7AM. And being the marketing genius that Disney is, they promote Disney princess movies during commercial breaks. Pip has fallen in love with Sebastian the crab and will stop in her tracks if you even dare to hum the first few bars of the song under the sea.
We thought the Aquarium would be a big hit with out water girl. And she could not contain herself once she discovered Crush, the turtle from Nemo, lived on the third floor. His statue was right next Nemo's (the clown fish) tank.
We walked under a clear tunnel filled with sharks, we met Nemo, we waved at sea horses, touched sting rays, (they feel silky smooth), and pet two adolescent nurse sharks. Pip quacked and mimicked penguins. She seriously does the cutest penguin walk.
Fish are friends, not food!
Lobsters! The tank contained five, but we could only spot three. It is amazing how well they can use their shell to camouflage among the rocks in their tank.
And the highlight of our visit... Pip saw a hippo up close and personal. The hippo, named Jerry according to one of the school children standing next to us, actually put his face next to Piper's. She was amazed and actually cried when we left.
Adventure Aquarium, you rocked out socks last Tuesday and we will totally be back.