We are lucky to be near the Birch Aquarium. It’s a fascinating place to visit and we never get tired of going. Kids love it and they offer a variety of activities to capture their imaginations. They will be mesmerized, delighted, and begging to go back.
The Hall of Fishes showcases sea life from the Pacific Northwest to Mexico and the Caribbean. There is a 70,000 gallon kelp tank that harbors marine animals you haven’t even seen yet. You can learn about the geology, geography, and oceanography of the region. If you love learning you will love visiting the aquarium often.
And there’s seahorses which are such amazing little creatures. They showcase more than a dozen species. You’ll learn what makes a seahorse a fish, and you’ll see babies in the nursery. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.
You can even have a birthday party at the aquarium. You’ll be in a private room and get some time with live animals. A tour can be arranged and you can have an art project for the kids to take part in. The kids will love any one of the themes which are Splish Splash Bash, All About Sharks, Reef Luau, Seashore Celebration, and Sea-Fari Adventure. Parties are for kids from age 4-9. They will have a blast.
The aquarium is just one attraction on a long list of things to do in our area. We have other ideas so don’t hesitate to ask us if you would like a recommendation of things to do for the day.