Do you know how much fun Georgia Aquarium is for the entire family? So much fun you will go back again and again. We were excited to be invited to preview their new exhibit Aquanaut Adventure: A Discovery Zone. This exhibit is a must see as is the rest of the aquarium. You never know what surprises await you…
We started out with a short intro and a movie telling us all about the journey we were going on. Then we checked in, grabbed our Aquanaut Adventure tablets and were on our way. The technology tied into the adventure is great for kids and parents too. Big Z really enjoyed being our adventure leader. Being able to track your accomplishments and see the next step on your adventure on the tablet was really cool. The goal was to complete each mission so we could earn or certificate and the girls did just that.
Our journey included learning about different sea animal life, engaging in interactive activities, petting live sea animals (Zoë loved this just as much as the alligator jump) and touching various life like and real feel examples of animal coats, weather conditions and more.
The girls were on Beluga watch while in the lab. Big Z would “there it is” while Little Z would scream “Beluga” because she’s two and screaming out the names of animals she recognizes excites her. The behind the scenes views of the Georgia Aquarium were an added treat. I love what the Aquarium does for animal life and the educational and recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy.
This unique 45-minute experience allows guests of all ages to learn about aquatic life during an expedition through a variety of immersive environments. The goal of the Aquanaut Adventure gallery is to instill a sense of appreciation for the oceans, lakes and rivers of our planet and an understanding of the organisms that thrive there. Each guest will be engaged in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)-related activities to provide a glimpse of the scientific process.
At the end we were all excited to see our personalized certificate of completion. It is important to our family that our girls get the exposure to STEM programs and careers. This was the perfect experience to get them engaged. Big Z was so excited and seeing the divers in the tank sealed the deal. She announced “I want to do that when I grow up.” And if that wasn’t enough, one of the divers surprised us by posing for pictures with her. She can’t stop talking about it. Now we are planning for her Big 12 which is almost four years away. Why? That is when she will be able to join the Journey With Gentle Giants Immersion Program.
We visited a few more exhibits and said hello to the dolphins to end our fabulous day. Thank you Georgia Aquarium for giving my girls a world to explore again and again.
Don’t miss this amazing adventure. You can get more info on the Aquanaut Adventure and the Aquarium here:
Website: Georgia Aquarium