Friday, September 9, 2011

Seacoast Science Center

Yesterday our family had the privilege to visit the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire. It was located right on the ocean with a beautiful view of the Isle of Shoals.
The children enjoyed the exhibits were they could touch a small shark (not sure the name),
sea cucumber, horseshoe crab, star fish, sea anemone,  and sea urchin.
We also learned a lot about sharks and dolphins, such as how they catch fish and krill, and how the make "clicking" noises to find fish.
One of my favorites was seeing a Blue Lobster, which is very rare 1 in 2-5 million are blue!
After we were done in the museum we went outside to enjoy the rocky beach.
It was a cloudy day but the sea breeze was so wonderful!
The ocean is my favorite place to be!!

 

Mom and Grandma enjoying the "close encounter " tank



Abby thought this Lobster was sooo neat!





Lion Fish



I know this is a little is a blurry, but it was too cute not to post



They had a treasure hunt to find different animals in the center,
 and if you got each one than you got a sticker, which the children thought was great.



Here is my Blue Lobster





Here is the Tidal wave pool were the star fish,sea anemone, and sea urchin





Abby loved touching the star fish,especially the "baby" one!







Ty liked it when Mom read some ocean stories



Here is a jar of krill, and Baleen



And finally the OCEAN!!!!






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