We’ve been living in the Dallas – Fort Worth area for 2 years now, and the best part is that we have so many amazing attractions nearby! One that we have visited 3 times now is the SEA LIFE Aquarium. We were recently invited to a sneak peek of their brand new Turtle Rescue Center exhibit, which is open now to all visitors!
Within the aquarium, there are over 30 displays of marine life, including a few hands-on exhibits. Two of my children enjoyed themselves immensely when they were able to touch chocolate chip starfish! What a unique experience.
The new Turtle Rescue Center exhibit is open to all SEA LIFE Aquarium guests and serves to provide a permanent home for two non-releasable endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles, Roxy and Squirt. I had seen them 2 months prior at a Behind the Scenes event, and it was really great to visit them again. This time, they get to be out where all visitors can see them! They each have been rescued and rehabilitated. I always love a happy ending! 🙂
If you’re in the Dallas – Fort Worth area, be sure to stop by. SEA LIFE Aquarium is right next to LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and they often have great combination ticket deals. We always love doing the fun trivia game during our visit, and the kids even earn a prize at the end if it is completed.
What visit would be complete without visiting the gift shop? My son is ridiculously wild about sharks, so he was overcome with joy upon seeing the huge display of stuffed toys! There were a ton of real sharks in the aquarium, and he was a little more nervous around those guys than their stuffed cousins. (Did you notice that he chose to wear a sea turtle shirt? My little sweetie knew we were going to see the sea turtles Roxy and Squirt, so he dressed for the occasion!)
About SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine:
SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine transports you into the amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays and powerful sharks. With an amazing 360° ocean tunnel, 30 display tanks and more than 5,000 sea creatures the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun! To get any closer you would have to get wet! Admission is $19 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 to 12. For more information visit www.SEALIFEus.com/grapevine.
For more information on attractions during the summer in Grapevine, Texas, check out Summer Blast!