Thursday, November 12, 2015

Aquarium

I have to apologize, I said I'd post something on the zoo once a week. I've failed. I still have more parts of the zoo to feature. There's just so many pictures to go through. I shouldn't make promises I can't keep.

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium didn't always have that last part as part of it's name. It's true we don't have a big aquarium like the one I went to in Chicago. The aquarium that is attached to Omaha's zoo is amazing. If you visit, don't ignore it. It's not a separate fee to get in.

When you walk in there's a welcoming gigantic blue tank


The tank is filled with mostly these fish. I'll admit it, I didn't write all their names down. My family was already being very patient with me, so I could take pictures. Lots of pictures.


The bottom of the tank is filled with what looks like silver glitter. I know it's not that, but that's what it looks like.

 
Then we saw my favorite, the puffins and penguins. The penguins were being fed, so they were extra active.


Waiting for food.


Swimming for food, or just for fun!



Mingling:


Quiet time for this one:


They have a glass bubble kids can go in to see them swimming. You really feel like you're part of the penguin family when you're in the "bubble". Mica stayed there for awhile. He loves the penguins. Mica told me a joke from one of his books, "I wish the Antarctic had tornadoes! Then penguins would be able to fly."



Travis was laughing at me because I asked if the white things on the sides of a Puffin's head is fur, hair, or feathers? I know it's feathers, but it looks like hair.


More than the sharks, eels creep me out. 



These little eel like things stuck up out of the sea floor. Weird!


There's also a lot of tanks consisting of fish (I don't know all their names), sea plants, and starfish.



This one looks like it's say, "Hello!".





There's a gigantic glass arch tank that you can walk under and through. It consists of sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and more.




He or she is waving at you.



The jellyfish remind me of lava lamps. I love taking photos of them!








I'm not sure Omaha needs an aquarium. The zoo has a big enough one to get a taste of aquatic plants and animals.

9 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'm with you on the eels, can't stand the things! How anyone came up with the idea of eating them is beyond me... must have been desperation.

Ai Sakura said...

I love seeing the penguins at the zoo! They are just so adorable!!

Oh and don't worry about not keeping up with the zoo posts!!! Just post as and when possible :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Masshole Mommy said...

That is a great aquarium you guys have! My kids would LOVE that.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Man, I am so jealous of your zoo! We don't have much to ours and definitely not an aquarium! There's some amazing sea creatures at your zoo! Great pictures!

Harry Flashman said...

I remember lava lamps. Every self respecting college student had one in their dorm room back in the 70's.

We went to the Chattanooga aquarium frequently when my kids were the age of yours. It's very beautiful but we haven't been there in ages now.

mail4rosey said...

I sat in that room beind the big blue tank for an inside tour for school once. It was def. fascinating, and I agree, not to be skipped!

~ Noelle said...

Love all the photos! !!
THE Fish YOU Said LOOKED like it was saying hello looked like something from fragile rock to me. Lol

indah nuria Savitri said...

woow...that's an awesome aquarium indeed. Always love the Penguins..they are simply cute. It all reminds me of the underwater world as well..sigh..I really miss diving..

Juliana said...

I adore the aquarium. They have a great one in Baltimore

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