If you are just joining my journey, I am a parent ambassador for SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium.
It’s that time again, folks! Time to get pumped. Time to revert back one’s 8 year old self because the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium has begun to fill up its 120,000 gallon ocean tank! Last Friday, I joined a lucky group of children, who were invited to pour a bucket of water into the giant ocean tank, and the media for this construction milestone. I’m not sure if it’s the additional hormones zipping through my system, or the anticipation of the sheer joy Michael will experience as he
walks runs from one area to the next, but it was adorable.
We were invited to tour the live construction site to see the progress being made inside of the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium. The details were exquisite. After hearing how the artists have been working to create themed environments, and how important it is for the children to learn, I felt energized as I was describing my experience to Daddy Michael over some tasty Panda Express. Because, you know… the aquarium is located right inside the doors of Great Lakes Crossing’s district 7, next to Rainforest Cafe.
Here is the tunnel I was telling you guys about in my last SEA LIFE Michigan post! How cool, right? I don’t care who you are, underwater tunnels are the bee’s knees. They are my favorite because they provide a level of interaction you don’t experience during your daily grind. That is, unless you have a secret underwater tunnel in your basement.
Speaking of interaction, there will be Touchpools where guests are invited to hold a crab or touch a starfish. There will also be touchscreens sprinkled throughout the experience so the kids are able to learn more about the animals they are looking at in the tanks.
Who am I kidding? I could stand to learn a thing or two about the animals, too! My ocean creature knowledge is nearly non-existent. Social media? Yes. Fish. Not so much.
Keep your peepers peeled because advance tickets will be on sale on the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium website beginning in November. Also, don’t forget about the Young Environmentalist contest, running through November 16, over on the SEA LIFE Michigan Facebook page.
And since there were no pictures of Michael, because I made him go to school, check out the video from the sandbreaking event. Homie was all about everything!