Saturday, July 05, 2003

We went to the Baltimore National Aquarium on Wednesday. I can tell you that it is not the ideal field trip for two little little girls. We once visited the aquarium in New Orleans and that was a much better and fun trip. The Baltimore aquarium is definitely not user friendly. The spaces are very narrow, it is very dark in there and there were way too many people (but that's to be expected). They do have tons of exhibits, but with that many people, summer camps, etc, it is no fun. Besides you can't take a stroller with you, which means you have to carry a floppy thirty pound toddler around.

The Dolphin show was kind'a weak. Of the 30-45 minutes for the show, 15-20 minutes was dedicated to education about Dolphins. Truth is, for the kind of money we were paying, I came to see Dolphins balance balls on their noses, jump through hoops, dance on the platform, flip and triple flip in the air . . . you get the gist. Well, these dolphins were fun, but they certainly did not produce a high wow factor, even the splashes were weak. But I think the girls enjoyed it, somewhat, as much as little ones that age can.

I do have to say though, that the Baltimore Inner Harbor is very nice and I was impressed. We also went to the ESPN sportzone place and it looked like fun but we had had a long enough day.


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