Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Miami Seaquarium

I will warn you right up front it cost about $40.00 to walk thru the door of the Miami Seaquarium. Not the typical free event I normally blog about. "Hey - that's a lot of fish food" I told the gal at the ticket counter. Yeah. She might have heard that one before. At the end of the day I thought it was pretty cheap for the amount of fun I had and the amount of fish, dolphin, rays, turtles, sharks, and of course Lolita the Killer Whale that needed to be fed. That said, let's talk about the day.

As I walked thru the gates I immediately remembered my last visit. It was 1976. I was so excited I wanted to run right to the dolphin tank. Some things never change. I walked quickly to the dolphin tank just in time for the show. I enjoyed the first show of the day as much as I remember I did 30+ years ago. Even though the Miami Seaquarium opened in 1955, they have done a great job keeping up with the times. The shows have not changed much but they seemed fresh and new. The place was packed with kids and you could tell every single one was totally amazed. I'm sure I looked just like that on my first visit. Next stop - the Sea Lion show.

The show was full of humor, ecological awareness, and crazy tricks. There was a huge crowd on the day I went and plenty of applause. After that, it was time for Lolita the Killer Whale. I was completely unaware that this Lolita was the exact same one I saw in 1976. That is a lot of shows. I don't know what she had against the folks in the lower stands but she threw half the pool at them. What a splash!! About half the audience knew what was coming and some even wore bathing suits. The other half looked pretty shocked. Everyone was dripping wet about 10 rows up. Besides the shows, there is plenty of other things to see and do including a little water park. Hey, if you are already soaked, why not. Explaining a day at the Seaquarium is a lot easier with pictures and I have plenty in my Photo Album. Click on over and enjoy the show. Did I mention I got to pet a sting ray? I can promise you your kids will mention it over and over and over again. This trip may be a bit pricey but what else cost so little for memories that last so long. 


  1. Hey, sounds like a great day out! It's a bit far for a visit from dowununder here in OZ, but we've got a similar set up here that I always find fascinating! Hope you're having a great weekend!

  2. What a fun day out! It is even better when you get to pet things. I shall come and visit soon.

  3. Thanks for the comments from Australia and the UK. I can not believe my little blog has gone international. I have not been "Down Under" yet but I have been London.... Twice. Glad to see there are other bloggers out there looking for the great places to visit in this world that seldom make the travel guides.

  4. Really nice photos on Flickr of your time at MS. Maybe one day you will have a chance to swim with the dolphin there. I did it and it was so cool!!

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