Thursday, June 21, 2018
Okay, the Food Court was terrible. The food was affordable, but the overall area was small, and the staff were... not so helpful.
The fish and wildlife variety are gorgeous, and I really enjoyed the tunnel with the stingrays.
However, at the time that I went, I think a couple of student classes were headed there on a field trip or something, because there were enough kids with the same shirt and a supervisor to fill an entire grade, and they were making SO MUCH NOISE, so I had a hard time trying to concentrate on frogs and seahorses.
Really, the kids are my only complaint. There were more people in the tunnel than fish in the entire aquarium, and I had to wait around fifteen minutes for enough people to clear out for me to even SQUEEZE in for a view. Some of them were screaming bloody murder at the penguins, and tapping on the fish glasses as if their lives depended on it.
Oh right, the penguins are another complaint. The water levels for the penguins to swim in were shallow and the animals themselves looked quite uncomfortable sitting on the rocks. There weren’t many of them, and the glass was dotted with water and scraps like a broken phone screen, so they were very difficult to photograph and view.
The gift shop was adorable, and there were a whole section of penguin plushies, and it really made up for the lack of the actual animal itself. The aquarium itself was beautiful and I loved it, however, I went at a time supposed to be quiet, and found myself in a ruckus of noise and impolite youngsters.