Thursday was Stella’s birthday and her last one before she is in school. So we decided to take the kids on “an adventure”. We started with lunch at Johnny Rockets and then headed off to check out Biomes in North Kingstown.
I had never been to the “little” location, but I have friends that went there quite frequently. They recently moved to a new, much larger, location on Post Road and they added a story time and craft area. My kids love to story times and crafts and they also like going to the aquarium, why not checkout both at once?
We walked in and the place in so spacious. At the first turn you see Mr. Grouper (yes from the Bubble Guppies). Then there is a tortoise that, you can touch. But believe it or not, he’s pretty quick.
Teddy, who walks around like a Great Dane puppy, had no problem navigating his way around. They also have easy to read descriptions on all the tanks (Maizie read it all to us).
Stella and Maizie were fascinated with all the different fish (they were all found in Rhode Island waters), Teddy was “meh”.
There are several touch tanks.
|They weren't sure if they were going to touch that tank or not|
That’s when Teddy started to lose it. We got to the tank where you could touch the sharks and he had a little freak out and I thought he might spend the rest of the time sitting in the car. Maizie didn’t want to touch the sharks or “fishy” looking things, but she HAD to get a starfish.
|Teddy got brave and Maizie handed him the starfish|
Story time was wonderful and Aimee had tons of patience. Ted and I were cracking up over Teddy’s over enthusiastic participation; Aimee let him go with it.
The craft was simple enough for younger kids while older kids could get more complex with their design.
|Deep concentration from Stella|
Story and craft time runs every day (several times each day) and each week has a different theme. The story area also has books and activities for the kids to read and take a break from fish gazing.
|I don't thing Maizie did anything else|
|Even though she was 5, she still wanted a ride|
If you have a hankering for sea life, I highly recommend checking out Biomes. My kids can’t wait to go back.
I received complimentary passes to facilitate my review, but my opinions are strictly my own.