It has been some time since we had visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. The time for this visit was most appropriate as the Aquarium is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.
We were amazed at how many changes had taken place since we were last there. The exhibits have been created to match the geography and life of separate parts of the Pacific Ocean.
First is the Southern California and Baja Coast, then the North Pacific coast Gallery and the Tropical Pacific Gallery which, with its beautiful corals, was new to us.
We started with the Ocean Exploration gallery which provides a history how man's exploration of our water planet has progressed through the centuries.
It was a busy day at the Aquarium with hosts of small children, others in large groups being chaperoned by harried adults. It was most interesting to watch the children, enjoy their wonder and excitement as they studied each exhibit. There was much for them to see with the live seal, penguin and sea otter exhibitions.
One thing we did learn that it is impossible to truly experience the Aquarium in just one visit.
We will have much to add to this visit with our story in the Summer issue of Vittles.