Today I'm going to veer off my usual path of things I love about Alabama and share about the Georgia Aquarium's Blogger Day.
Did anyone else take advantage of the blogger day promotion? After having to postpone our trip to the High Museum for the Davinci Exhibit due to the snow of 2010 the weekend before I couldn't pass up the chance to visit the aquarium while we were in Atlanta last weekend.I love aquariums. If it weren't for my son who wants to move around and see everything I could just sit and look at the fish all day. So relaxing. Here are a few of my photos from our trip.
The big push though was for their exhibit, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey which of course my 10 year old son loved. Me? I could live without the thought of sharks personally, but for a 10 year old who loves anything science related, it was great. From facts about sharks and of course shark teeth (did you know they can reproduce a tooth in about 24 hours) and how they've evolved over the centuries, it was all my 10 year old boy could ask for.
I did find the “frozen in time” display featuring a real, frozen 700 lb Bluefin tuna and its natural predator a real frozen 10 ft. adult Mako shark incredible. There were also full scale shark models, shark cages and artifacts from the movie Jaws among many other things.
All in all I found the exhibit well done and it certainly kept my 10 year old's attention and interest. The Plant Shark exhibit was definitely for older children. Some aspects could be frightening to young children.
Photography was not allowed within the Planet Shark exhibit, but Grande Exhibitions and Georgia Aquarium was kind enough to share a few promo pics with the bloggers.
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