National Aquarium, Downtown Baltimore

Today we decided to take the kids to Baltimore to go to the National Aquarium.  The aquarium is rated one of the top 10 in the country and we knew that they would love it.  One of their biggest exhibits is the shark exhibit called “Open Ocean”, and with three of the 5 boys loving sharks we knew that this would be a big hit.  Some of the other exhibits that we saw were: Jellies Invasion, Dolphin Discovery, Atlantic Coral Reef, Upland Tropical Rain Forest, Australia, Wings in the Water…

The National Aquarium

Great White Jaws

Puffins

Oh Matty!!!  Look at that big Bruce!!!

We went to the Dolphin Show…

The kids put on a puppet show for us…

The penny machine…

Each one of them earned two items at the gift shop.  The three older boys all got a stuffed blue dolphin, Matty got a smaller gray dolphin, Emma got a pink sting ray, and Jack didn’t pick one out.  Davy also got a sharks tooth and Matty got a plastic speed boat. 

Outside of the museum there were dragon boat rentals.  We wandered over to check out the price and it was $18 to rent them.  Each boat held four people so this was perfect!  However, I took the three little ones while Kelly had the three older ones and Colin was able to help her pedal….lucky her!

After the boat ride, we went to Phillips for some sangria and crab cakes.  The service was terrible but the food was good!

By the time we got home it was almost 9:30, we were all tired and super excited about our awesome day!!!  🙂

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