Thank you to Evenflo for kindly sponsoring this post on tips for visiting the aquarium.
All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
We love taking trips with our boys but from experience it seems I always forget something. So I wanted to share some of my favorite tips for visiting the aquarium.
Tips For Visiting The Aquarium
1 | Plan Ahead.
Research the Aquarium, Zoo, etc before going. We have passes that are good for our local aquarium and zoo. Check into seeing if they offer a yearly pass because sometimes it is cheaper to buy a pass instead of paying for a day if you possibly would be making another trip.
2 | Pack Extra.
I always pack a ton of snacks, drinks, clothes, diapers and wipes. The last thing you want to do is pay to get in and then have to leave because you don’t have a change of clothes or you didn’t have enough diapers. Also if you are going to be outside don’t forget the sunscreen!
3 | Take Your Time.
Make sure you slow down and enjoy all the sights. If they have workers at the exhibits stop and talk to them. They have a wealth of knowledge they could share with you. Make sure you take plenty of photos and videos. I know sometimes you get in the habit of rushing through everything, but you will be happy you slowed down, so you can look back and remember the trip.
4 | Bring A Stroller.
I don’t know about your kids but Prestyn is a runner. When he is walking he only stays in one spot for a second, then he is off, so none of us get to enjoy it. When he is sitting in his Evenflo Pivot Stroller he can enjoy looking at the fish and checking everything out.
I love that it sits up high so that he can see more of what is going on. Plus there is enough room underneath to carry the diaper bag and my huge camera bag, so I don’t have to lug that around.
We recently got the Evenflo Stratos Convertible Car Seat. Prestyn fell asleep quickly in it on our way down to the aquarium. It must be comfortable. He loved having his water in the cup holder. I liked it because normally he would throw his cup on the ground, but since he saw the cup holder, he would put it back in. The Evenflo Stratos is rated up to 40lbs rear-facing, and 65lbs forward-facing. Since being rear-facing is much safer, I plan to keep Prestyn that way until closer to his 3rd birthday.
How do you prepare for a trip to the aquarium or zoo?