Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dallas World Aquarium

Today about fifty of our home school friends with PEACH met up at the Dallas World Aquarium for a little hands-on science.
The aquarium is located in the Dallas historic West End District.  The aquarium is located in an old 1924 warehouse that was gutted and rebuilt in 1992. Adjacent warehouses were purchased and built out in 2000 & 2004. 
The upper level of the aquarium is a Rainforest with birds such as the scarlet ibis and toucans flying around. As you wind your way through the rainforest there are three-toed sloths and monkeys.  Today one of the sloths was very active and the kids took several great pictures.  That area also has electric eels, tamarins, crocodiles and vampire bats.
The lower level of the aquarium has the sea anemones, coral, and jellyfish from around the world, with large tanks dedicated to habitats from around the world.  The lowest level has the manatee and sharks, always a favorite spot for photos!   
Let the sea resound, and all that is in it;    let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!
I Chronicles 16:32

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