Thursday, March 12, 2015

sealife aquarium

I was given two free tickets to the Grapevine Mills Mall Sealife Aquarium almost two years ago.  For some reason we just never could find the time to go.  We finally got around to going over there and using our tickets this past weekend.   With all the snow and ice days we had in the last few weeks, we were all ready to get out of the house for a Family Fun Day!!
There are 3 Aquariums in the Dallas Area: The Dallas Aquarium, The Grapevine Sealife Aquarium, & The Children's Aquarium at Fair Park. I have been to all three, so I can definitely say you get what you pay for.  However I think they are all a little over priced…..especially for young kids. 

At Sealife Aquarium it is  $20 for adults and $16 for children (3 & up) if you walk up and pay.  That's absolutely ridiculous…..that's more expensive than the Dallas Zoo.  Way to expensive if you ask me!  If you pay online it's $16 for adults and $12 for children.  That's better, but they still get you with online processing fees.  I get coupons in magazine's all the time with $12 ticket deals or BOGO tickets.  I think the cheapest way to go is to definitely find a coupon!!
While we definitely enjoyed ourselves, I would have been a little disappointed if we had paid full price for our tickets.  It only took us about an hour to get through the whole thing. 
Pearson was so excited to see all the fish as soon as we walked in.  We tried to get Pearson to go into this glass ball with Matt but he wasn't interested.  He looked at the fish for a few minutes and was ready to move on. No time for photo ops.  
Clearly I am not a photographer because the crazy lights made my pictures look funny, but we looking at all the different creatures.
It was fun to talk to the boys about how God was so creative making all of these sea creatures so unique and different.  
Pearson was so funny when we got to this walkway.  He would not walk on the glass.  We had to convince him it was okay!!
I'm really not sure how we convinced him to take this picture, but I sure love that sweet smile!!
Nash was in awe of all of the fish. He would just stare in amusement.  He happily stayed in the stroller the majority of the time just looking at all the fishes.  
At the very last exhibit, I took Nash out and we crawled underneath the take to get a good look at the fish. Nash loved it. He was all smiles and loved touching the glass to try to get the fish!!
After we saw all of the exhibits in the aquarium, we ate lunch in the food court and strolled around the mall.  When we got home both boys crashed for nice 2 hour long afternoon nap.  I'd call that a successful day!!


Sara @ The Crazy Cozads said...

Thanks for sharing about your trip! We thought about going there last year with a large group of folks {if you book a group they do sea life encounters - whatever that is!} but decided against it. We are headed up Grapevine way sometime this spring and was thinking this might be a fun place to go to. I appreciate the tips about the online tickets! The boys are growing crazy fast!

Alisa said...

Sounds like a fun trip!