We're locals and always attend the popular Sea of Lights each December. But last year, it was so crowded we took one look at the line stretching more than 100 yards and didn't even try to park.
However, good news! This year the aquarium, with sponsorship from Walmart, expanded the days to all weekends in December! We and some friends went on the last weekend.
Wow, what a difference. Plenty of easy parking, and even though there were a lot of visitors, it was not wall-to-wall jammed as it had been in recent years.
We hadn't seen the "Megaladon" jaws before - that was awesome! Although it was dark in the outside tanks, we were able to see one of the sea otters on the surface, right near the glass wall. They're such cute little critters :-)
The jellyfish are always impressive. Keiko's old tank was the most crowded (and noisy!) area, but we were able to see the various sharks.
The lights were lovely and I think there were more than there were two years ago.
It would be great if there could be some singers - between the schools and various local groups I bet people would volunteer for each weekend.
I hope that the aquarium is able to continue to offer the Sea of Lights extra weekends in the future! Well worth attending.
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