5.7 million litres of water, 16,000 species of marine animals with two very happy adults wandering around wide eyed with big smiles (and their cameras).
(⬆︎ That was a description of Jon and I in Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.)
Who said you have to travel to tropical locales to get a peek at what swims beneath the sea? If you are in Toronto you don’t have to splurge on the flight south, you can find almost every type of sea life imaginable right in the city, at Ripley’s Aquarium!
We took on the great task of conquering the Ripley’s Aquarium as part of our CityPASS experience that we thrust on to ourselves. (For more information on the Toronto CityPASS, you can read our blog HERE.) We were NOT disappointed. And this wasn’t even our first visit to the Aquarium!
Ripley’s offers so much more than just “fish.” It’s an interactive experience. Education and Entertainment. With capital E’s.
Interactive with touch pools (I pet a hard shelled crab… it was hard. You can also pet a stingray or a shark, we passed). Education with dive shows. There are viewing “bubbles” where you can watch Nemo swim by feeling like you are swimming with him. Then there is the moving walkway that moves through North American’s longest underwater viewing tunnel, as you watch the sharks swim around you. There’s a kids play area, a cafeteria. But wait there’s more – Friday Night Jazz on the second Friday of every month, they host birthday parties (for kids OR adults), yoga classes, Paint-Nites and SLEEPOVERS! Seriously, you can sleepover as a family, a group or a school trip for $99/person. For more information on the Aquarium and all that it offers, click HERE.
Now immerse yourself in a thrilling underwater adventure with us:
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