The Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest aquarium. Although I thought it was a bit over-priced, we certainly got our money's worth.
For instance, did you know that jellyfish have no heart and no brain? Their nervous system is what keeps them going. My kids just kept looking for Dory and Marlin to go bouncing by.
This fish is perhaps the biggest fish I've ever seen. It's actually a kind of grouper that can weigh up to 90 pounds. This one was definitely there. We just kept watching them go by until one made up his mind to have a staring contest with the kids. Mackenzie and Aiden loved him. Dawson was not so sure.
Yes, they had several varieties of sharks. And, yes, they were very cool. The biggest and most impressive were the whale sharks. However, this was the coolest picture.
After her party, Mackenzie kept asking if they had mermaids at the aquarium. When we stopped for a snack break, we finally found one.
Her biggest wish was to touch a shark and here she gets her chance. Although, from the picture you can see that she practically had to go swimming with it to touch it.
The boys couldn't get quite as close but they were happy just to be able to splash around in the water. They did get to touch the stingrays, which were just as slimy and a little less people shy.
These were perhaps the coolest fish we saw. I forget the correct name but it was close to leaf dragonfish. You can see why. In the picture there are two of them. The one on top is upside down. They really live up to their name.
Save up your money and head to Atlanta. It was entertaining and fun for everyone in our group.