There are some pretty sweet perks that come with maintaining a blog. Some don’t fit in with the overall theme of With Love From Detroit and I politely decline. Other offers are just too good to pass up. One such example is Sea Life Michigan Aquarium. When they offered complimentary tickets, I jumped, because 1.) who doesn’t love an undersea adventure? And 2.) at $23.50 for adults and $18.50 for kids 3-12, free tickets sounded like a much better price point.
We decided to go on a Wednesday when Jack had spring break and to bring along our friends Minya and Bull. We are new Ford Flex owners (wish this was paid advertising) so everyone fit nicely into one vehicle for the quick journey up I-75 to Auburn Hills.
When we got there Hudson was already sold on the awesomeness of Sea Life Michigan. They have a small saltwater tank out front with maybe 30-40 fish inside. We could have stayed there all morning and he would have labeled the day a success.
We were scheduled for the first ‘wave’ (pun intended) to walk through the aquarium. It’s nice that they send you through in groups, as the space is limited. In fact, we brought the double stroller for Hudson and Bull and I wish we would have left it in the car.
Both the toddlers (19 months) and Jack (4.5 years) were entertained by the exhibits. They have passports for the older kids to help keep them engaged at each station and the younger ones are equally thrilled by both the sea life and the lighting effects. They have experts at all the exhibits, ready to answer questions and plenty of information spread throughout.
Jack’s favorite exhibit? The hands-on area where he was able to touch the star fish and hermit crabs. Minya is more brave than I am and was happy to assist the boys in this area. I was happy to take picture of them from a safe, dry distance.
The overall experience was enjoyable. The kids had a great time and even though the space is small, it occupied a good hour and a half of our Wednesday morning. I call that a success. Thank you to the good people at Sea Life Michigan for giving us this opportunity.
My experienced SAHM sources tell me they sell out daily, so you will need to buy tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased here.
With love from Detroit,