Monday, November 12, 2018

Newport Aquarium: Discovering the Wonder Together

During our met-up with the Dias family  this summer,  we were not able to make it on time to go with them  at the Noah's Ark due to time constraints.  Even though we left Tennessee  early that day, it  wasn't enough time for us to make it so we  just rested  when we arrived and planned our adventure  the next day.  
We went to Newport Aquarium the next day.  It's a fun place to explore as it showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water.  I did  not get to see the enormously popular “Sweet Pea” and “Scooter,” which are the stars of the first shark ray breeding program in the world but I enjoyed every animal that I saw.  My kids had a blast too.

I did not know it  but this state-of-the-art facility  acquired quite a bit of recognition so it was worth visiting.  Below are the awards;

  •  the No. 1 aquarium in the 2012 Readers’ Choice Travel Awards from 10Best.com; 
  • the Best Rainy Day Outing in 2006 in Cincinnati Family Magazine; and 
  • the Best Aquarium in the Midwest in the Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in 2004.  

When you have children zoo and aquarium, are always the best places to visit  because not only it's fun to see different kinds of animal species but it  is also very educational not only for the kids but for adults as well.
It's so much fun to do it with friends, you get to learn while catching up with the  people you don't get to see very often.  What more could be fun than discovering the wonder together right?
Our children are definitely growing up.  I remember the first time we  met up in Florida, these kiddos were still little, now they are  almost teens.
They live in Texas so meeting each other is  a bit hard but we  try our best to do that once in a while when  time permits.
Gladly, they are still friends  just like us, parents.
My daughter is almost my height.  They will be taller than me soon.  They grow so much while I think I shrink as time goes by ha ha.
It's neat that they have this height and weight measuring  features at the aquarium.
After we  have explored  inside the aquarium, we tried to find a good place to eat but almost all of the place we checked are packed so we asked siri some nearby places we could go to.
We ended up eating at  Chick Fil A which was nice because we all love the place.  I am not sure when we can meet up again but I hope that it would be  sometime soon. 
Anyway, one thing worth mentioning  for about the aquarium is that, they give discount to veterans  so if you have your military ID you can avail some savings such as photos and other  stuff.  We did not use it during the  admission though.  I am not sure if they allow it but we  were able to have a discount for the pictures we  claimed upon  getting out.

8 travelers' comments:

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Always fun to meet and catch up with friends. That place looks awesome and something we would enjoy visiting as a family

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

This sounds like such a fun place to go and visit. It is amazing they have thought about the measuring and weighing centre as what a fun thing to do!

Marysa said...

It looks like this is a great aquarium to visit. My kids enjoy visiting aquariums and checking out all the sea creatures. This sounds like a good one to check out.

Ricci Ellis said...

That looks like a great aquarium! I love going to aquariums in new cities!!

Shabby Chic Boho said...

What a special day with time well spent. Everyone looks like their having a blast and if I'm ever in the area, I'm going to check this place out. I love aquariums and seeing all of the different species of fish that live in the ocean.

Rika Livingston said...

Looks like a great aquarium. My kids love aquariums, i think they enjoy it more than animal park :)

Tami @ This Mom's Delight said...

I enjoy the aquarium so much more than the zoo. We have one locally but I'd gladly take a drive to visit this one.

Cait Elisabeth said...

oh my gosh my children would love something like this- esp having to do with aquariums like this!

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