Thursday, December 27, 2007

Dallas World Aquarium

This is one of my favorite things to recommend 'in Dallas.' It is my all time favorite aquarium, probably because it's group in 'themes.' There is a 4 level rainforest exhibit and you meet the creatures of the rain forest as you move down a wooden path from howling monkeys, sloths and ex0tic birds, down through the insect, reptile and aquatic world. There is a Mayan Ruin Area, Aquariums of the World, walk through shark tank (you can later see from above with the people moving through it), and two penguin exhibits. I think what is so neat is that the cages are not as 'obvious.' Some of the birds can literally fly over your head. If you time it right you can see the keepers at the various feeding times, and the divers who go into the tanks to feed and clean. This is my 'tourist' stop this break.