We went on a family adventure last weekend to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
I was sort of anticipating saying “okay kids, c’mon, over here there are MORE fish” because aquariums are just tanks and tanks of boring old fish, right? WRONG. What a fantastic place to take kids, especially when they are little! Why? Tons of brightly colored and oddly shaped moving things are just on the other side of the glass. I’m starting to think Aquarium trumps Zoo for toddlers. (Zoo = hey look, way over there by that tree, do you see it? – as if kids can follow a point to the silent sleeping brown lump blending into the scenery). Okay, actaully, I love the zoo and there is lots of fun for toddlers at the zoo. But I was struck by how great the Aquarium was for seeing cool things up close.