The aquarium was much smaller than we expected, but it was a nice way to spend the afternoon. The volunteers in the touching pools were amazing. They had great patience and enthusiasm for every person and the endless questions. I spent the most of my time at the touching pools because it was so informative and fun.
We were able to see the feeding in the aviary, the sea lions, and the sea otters.
I felt bad for the aviary guy who was doing the feeding. He seemed very young and was trying to tell us about the birds and their habits, but the lady volunteer in the crowd kept correcting him and talking over him. I felt embarrassed for the earnest young man. The volunteer was quite bossy and condescending. He stopped talking after a bit and just meekly fed the birds while she held court. Quite unprofessional, and as a teacher myself it just pissed me off that she was being so disrespectful to a kid trying so hard to do a good job.
After we fled the aviary, it was just a nice meander around the park. There was the mandatory weird photo taking when we walked in and then an opportunity to purchase the photo on the way out. There also was a small cafe and a gift shop to spend time in.
The most festive part was the Christmas lights twinkling on every tree and bush in the park and the white bridge set up on the way in was a lovely place to take photos.
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