So on Thursday the Stoddards stayed at the beach house and we wondered off to that day's Culteral Enrichment activity. The Long Beach Aquarium. It was so much fun. We had booklets that we got to emboss at each attraction. Because the aquarium was so large, at least for us, it let us know that we had seen everything there was to see by the time our "passports" were all stamped.
They had a jellyfish touch tank. Touch tanks are where you can pet the sea creatures. Jelly fish are surprisingly solid.
And fascinating to watch.
One of the tanks was three stories tall. It was so beautiful. Sadly the pictures do not do it justice.
This is the "Papa/Grandpa" sea ray. I think I see why the three little ones were so sure it looked just like Vertie and Rick. His top lip is frilled so it looked like a mustache and he looked like he was smiling because of the gills on either side of his mouth.
This is the shark touch tank. No petting the ray! But there were plenty of sharks to pet. I was surprised that all the kids enjoyed petting the sharks.