In the almost ten years we have been in Dallas, this was our first trip to the Dallas World Aquarium. We joined 90 of our homeschool friends for a simple education experience, I mean an in-depth study of the habitat, conservation, distribution, anatomy, reproduction and behavioral/structural adaptations of plants and animals..We came home with great curriculum to further our indoor adventure. The refurbished 1801 three story warehouse turned museum is in the Historic West End District in Downtown Dallas. The upper levels showcase mixed avian species as they fly freely throughout the vegetation, foraging for food, building nests, caring for their young or preening at the top of the 40-foot waterfall. Mammals, ranging in size from small Vampire bats to large Antillean manatees, share the rainforest with amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates and fish..
Our favorite exhibits included the manatee, the spotted stingray, and the spotted leopard.