Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Staycation 2018 : Visiting Mystic Aquarium

On Monday we took a day trip to Mystic, CT to visit the aquarium with one of our favorite families! It was a chilly day which made the outdoor parts of our adventure short-lived but as someone who loves visiting any sort of animals I was thrilled to walk around and see what we could.

So come along with me as I photograph our day at Mystic Aquarium. I think you'll be inspired to visit too!

We met up with this little girl in the parking lot and she was beyond excited to visit the "fishies home" with us.

She took Tim by the hand and quickly led him inside.

One of my favorite exhibits is when you first walk inside the aquarium and is the beluga whales. There are two whales in the exhibit and they are super friendly. They will come right up to the glass and interact with you which is so much fun.

Emma is pretty enthralled by them but we got cold quickly so we headed inside to the main section of the aquarium to see what other sea creatures we could find.

I loved testing out my new camera by taking pictures inside the exhibit. I think I managed to take a few good ones too!

This little girl seemed to enjoy her second trip to the aquarium. It won't be long before she is running around with her big sister.

Such a cutie.

After spending quite a bit of time checking out all the indoor exhibits we headed back outside to see the beluga whales again.

Emma was so excited every time one swam by. Her excitement was so contagious and it was nice to have the area all to ourselves so she could run back and forth and enjoy the exhibit.

Once we had finished looking at the belugas we headed past the seals and over to the penguins.

At this point it was super cold and hailing so we didn't stay outside too long. The penguins weren't really swimming around or doing much, mostly just standing in a group so we didn't have too much excitement at this exhibit. 

Say cheese!

Thanks to this family for inviting us to spend the day with them at the aquarium!

We had a great time and it was so nice to spend time with some of our favorite people :)

Parker was pretty exhausted by the end of the trip but we headed to Friendly's for a delicious meal after the aquarium anyways.

We had such a great time and highly recommend Mystic Aquarium if you are in the area. They are redoing several of their exhibits right now but it is a great place to spend a few hours if you are an animal lover like me!

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