Papa and I are developing a tradition to visit aquariums in the places we visit. We’re in Sydney and that means we went on a trek to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Now you have to understand that I just turned two years old. Being two isn’t all fun and games. They don’t call it the terrible twos for no reason.
We had to take the bus and that’s always exciting. But it went downhill from there. See, I really like hanging on things right now. Monkeybars and stuff like that. In the bus they have these big loops and a lot of people stand and hold on to them. I wanted to hang on them. I kept yelling “hang, hang” but Papa wouldn’t listen. What can possibly be the harm of me hanging 5 feet of the ground in a moving bus?
We got to the aquarium and Papa bought a ticket. The place was packed. I like people so I didn’t really mind. This aquarium is like an IKEA where you snake through the place and I zig-zagged my way through the crowds. I didn’t pay much attention to the fish, running and climbing the rails was much more fun. Papa had a hard time keeping up with the stroller.
The best thing about the aquarium by far is a big cutout of a seahorse and a little display of fake seaweed where you have to find the hidden seahorses. I can practice my counting and it’s hide and seek at the same time. Why would you want to leave?We spent a long time there and every time Papa tried to move on I just screamed on the top of my lungs.
The second best thing was a steering wheel. I spent a good amount of time there as well. I love, love, love steering wheels. They should put them everywhere. Hours of entertainment.
We managed to snake our way through the whole place. Fish, fish, fish, shark, platypus, dugongs, penguins, yada yada yada. Big deal. I want to go back and play hide-and-seek with the seahorses!
Tips from Papa
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium really is a nice place. Mari just wasn’t into it this particular day. The place is a bit older but they got all the sea life Australia is famous for and more. The IKEA layout is unusual and doesn’t really allow for back-tracking but it’s also a good way to ensure you don’t miss anything.