We took the girls to the new Cleveland aquarium a couple weeks ago, my dad gave us a membership as a late Christmas present and we were excited to check it out. It was so strange being there since Dan and I had often gone to this cool piano bar with friends from work, that used to be where the entrance to the aquarium is now, and when we went in we could see the faintest hints of the fun place it used to be.
The aquarium was great too.
I loved the shark tank especially, it’s seriously long and the fish were all around. Unfortunately when we were there the tank was super cloudy. The girls were amazed by the whole place, Fiona was especially happy to see the lion fish which she had been hoping for. We were disappointing that there weren’t jellyfish however. There’s also a cool touch tank where people in wetsuits come around and let you pet horseshoe crabs and even a shark if you are lucky enough to have one swim near your hand, no on that day seemed to be luck enough as the sharks stayed at the bottom of the tank-smart guys…
It was so crowded the day we went (Friday before president’s day) and Dan and I spent most of the time passing Lexi back and forth between the two of us, so she could see the tanks better, while also keeping and eye on Fiona and my mom to make sure neither of them wandered off and got lost in the crazy crowd.
Dan and I decided to go back alone on our day off together when the girls are in school, it was soooo much less crowded, unfortunately the shark tank was still cloudy. But it was nice not to have to wait to see everything or worry about stray children and grandmas. I think one of my favorite parts of the museum is all the brick tunnel passageways between the rooms, it’s an underground museum and it really has the feel of being in old Cleveland like you’re walking through history. I don’t really know how to explain it and I’m super tired and up far earlier than I’d like to be, so I’m not sure if anything I’m saying is making sense.
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