SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium just opened this past January in Auburn Hills. It’s like a 45 minute drive from my front door to SEA LIFE’s location at Great Lakes Crossing. Under an hour away, huge 35,000 square-foot aquarium, over 5000 creatures to see…. how could we not go?
We’re planning a visit for this weekend and I’m super excited. I’ve been checking out the website, planning our visit, and I discovered, among other cool things, that for just $2 extra they offer a behind the scenes tour.
This 20 minute interactive experience will immerse you in our working world where you will be shown how life support, filtration and water quality systems work, how food is prepared for the animals, plus research areas.
Um.. hello! That sounds awesome.
Aside from the whole walking through the giant aquarium and getting to check out all the awesome marine life, I’m also really looking forward to the interactive touchpool where you can actually touch sea stars, crabs and sea urchin.
The website also lists feeding times, so you can plan your visit around when certain creatures are fed or when staff members will be giving educational talks in different parts of the aquarium.
I’ll report back about our experience after our visit, but I have a suspicion this is going to be well worth the drive.