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Zoos and Aquariums

Sharks After Dark

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto has an evening program called Sharks After Dark where after 7pm, you pay a discounted fee to wander the facilities after dark. There’s few kids after 7pm and the staff play soft classical music… Continue Reading →

The Living Desert Zoo

After our day of boredom at the pool, we decided to try something interesting like feeding giraffes in the desert. This can be done at the Living Desert Zoo in Palm Springs, where not only do they have a herd… Continue Reading →

Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach’s Aquarium isn’t as large or as complex as some of the other California ones: Monterey, San Francisco, or San Diego. In fact, compared to places like Boston and Atlanta it seems downright tiny. The focus of the aquarium… Continue Reading →

Monterey Aquarium

It’s our fourth aquarium this year… Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta… the experiences are beginning to blur. They all have fish, turtles, frogs, seahorses, sharks, rays, a ray touch pond, a touchable reef, birds, jelly fish, and penguins. The things that… Continue Reading →

Georgia Aquarium

We seem to be on a roll when it comes to aquariums: in the past we visited San Diego and Vancouver. This year alone we’ve been to Boston, San Francisco, and now we can add Atlanta to the repertoire. Located… Continue Reading →

Seals of the New England Aquarium

Perhaps one of the most talked about things from our trip to Boston is the antics of the seals from the New England Aquarium. Stories from our experiences with the seals were both memorial and entertaining. The California Sea Lions… Continue Reading →

New England Aquarium

Whenever we mentioned our plan for a trip to Boston, the first reaction always seemed to be… you should visit the aquarium because it is amazing. Apparently, this place is pretty awe-inspiring and if we visited, angels would sing, stars… Continue Reading →

Aquarium of the Bay, SF

I think we’ve been spoiled when it comes to visiting wildlife destinations: San Diego, Vancouver, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Vancouver Island, Alberta, and the list goes on. In the past, at the end of each destination I felt happy knowing… Continue Reading →

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is iconic. People travel from far and wide to see the shows and meet the animals. Back in the day, the Aquarium had Seaworld like shows that involved orcas, dolphins, seals, belugas and otters. As a child… Continue Reading →


Shamu, shamu, everything is Shamu. We have a little stuffed Shamu doll that goes everywhere, does everything, and is the centre of most conversations. Up until last week he was relatively anonymous — and the general thought was: why do… Continue Reading →

San Diego Zoo

“The World Famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, is one of the largest and most progressive zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals of more than 800 species. It is also one of the few… Continue Reading →

Bannerhatta National Park

Bannerghatta… the National Park. It’s outside of Bangalore and is billed as a place where animals supposedly roam within one of the “richest natural, zoological reserves” in India. I have mixed feelings about the experience. Being from Canada and having… Continue Reading →

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