So on the way out we thought we'd hit the Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. We'd been talking to the girls about going there, and they were only mildly interested as they constantly told me they were afraid of sharks. We got there a little before 10am, and I think that's a perfect time to go on a Saturday. We were able to park right up front, and it wasn't crowded at all.
As you can see they were thrilled to get there and pose for pictures. Lily is not pulling down the fence. It was like that.
Once inside, Lily wanted to head straight for the sharks. Truth be told, I wasn't even sure they had sharks and was just crossing my fingers. We kept trying to distract them with the other exhibits.
Don't worry - not a real aligator.
I like all the touch and feel exhibits they have there. You can touch rays and horseshoe crabs. They girls touched this one for just an instant.
Finally the sharks. The big tank at the end has 4 sharks. We were lucky in that we were just getting there as they sent divers in to the tank to talk about them. There were probably 50 other young kids and their families in front of the glass too, and all anyone cared about was the sharks. Did they eat the other fish? What do they eat? Why do the divers carry sticks?