Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

One of the musts on our family vacation last week was a visit to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The facility features a huge variety of fish, turtles, reptiles, and, my favorite, seals and otters.

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The girl loved watching the sting rays and petting the horseshoe crabs and turtle.

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I was so caught up in how adorable the seals and otters were that I completely forget to take a photo, but I did get one of the gorgeous flowers popping up throughout the aquarium grounds.

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The aquarium is beautiful and very kid-friendly.

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Ew…snakes.

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A funny komodo.

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Another highlight was the variety of interactive buttons for kids to push. This one caused a volcano to erupt.

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In my book there are few better ways to spend a hot afternoon than in a cool, relaxing aquarium.

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