Monday, January 30, 2006

The Atlanta Aquarium

We went to The Atlanta Aqurium today and were very impressed with the many ways the live fish are displayed and almost went giddy each time a huge shark or some other sea creature would drift by, close enoough to reach out and touch, if it wasn't for the 2 feet plexiglass.

And each species of fish has something about it that makes it unique compared to the other fish. And the uniqueness is shared with us. We left, knowing more than when we walked in about aquatic creatures.

Years ago we took our sons to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga and we were impressed with that also, but I think the Atlanta has outdone the Chattanooga one.

However, it wasn't free. It had quiet an expensive, I thought, entrance fee. For us, taking advantage of our senior status bought two tickets for about $40. If we were ten years younger we would have paid much more. The parking lot was expensive and so was the food. Everybody had their hands out but the fish.

The founder of The Atlanta Aquarium, also was co-founded Home Depot. I think his name is Barney Marcus. He said it was his gift to Atlanta.

I think all the money it that it cost, and the many many people there, the people gave old Barney a nice gift too....$$$$$$$$$! !!!!



Blogger Suzanne said...

It is despressing how much admission to educational places like acquariums, zoos, and museums is these days. I don't know how a family can afford to go. And fewer and fewer of these places have a free day. I really wonder what our society is coming to.

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