Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Fishies!" was the Catch Cry of the Day

Today we went to the Melbourne Aquarium. It normally costs $33.50 for adult admission and kids under 3 are free. Which is more expensive than any of the Victorian Zoos mind you. But we got a voucher in the mail for a 'Buy one ticket, get another of equal value FREE', so it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.

My Mum and Dad got a voucher too so they came, along with some of my siblings. Plus one of our favourite play pals, Noah and his mummy and daddy are moving away soon and Trish  really wanted to take him to the Aquarium before they move, so we made a day of it.

I was impressed by a couple of the exhibits. The place itself is a bit of a rabbit warren. It isn't really clear which way to go, up and down different levels. Doesn't have a great feel. And they shouldn't be advertising the Baby Hammerhead Sharks as a feature exhibit when they're in a tank hidden inside another tank. BUT the kids loved it. "Fishies" was often yelled in delight and they loved watching the penguins forlick in the water. Definitely worth the discounted price.

We were only there for about 3 hours. We had lunch there and while the price of food was the same as similar venues, there was barely 20 tables to eat at. It was also not very pram friendly. I think for value for money, flow and convenience the Aquarium fails pretty poorly. However the kids would definitely disagree with me!

Just as a side note, not the easiest place to get 'snapshot' photos so please excuse poor photo quality

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