Friday after school, Natty's girl scout troop and several other troops from our town descended on the Norwalk Maritime Center for a sleepover. I had to buy a sleeping bag for the event since I'm not a camper or anything remotely close to one. ;)
We got there at 6 pm and set up our gear with the otters which was where we were sleeping. Then they had some games for the girls to play. After the games were done, it was time for dinner which was pizza and salad and fruit and all sorts of beverages.
After dinner, began our tour of the aquarium. Our tour guide was Bruce and boy did we luck out. He was awesome! So good that he ran way over and we almost missed snack and craft. LOL!
In the morning, we were treated to a special seal feeding and an IMAX movie followed by a trip to the gift shop where Natty got a stuffed seal and a stingray mood necklace. :)
I barely slept so I'll be paying for it for days to come but it was most definitely worth it. If you ever have an opportunity to do something like this, do it!
I took a ton of photos. Here is just a sampling. Enjoy! :)
We were the first ones to arrive. We were so excited.
At the stingray tank. They let them pet them. As you can see, Natty practically dove into the tank. See the ends of her pink sweatshirt? They were soaking wet. :O But at least she had fun. :)
Aren't these pretty? I thought so that is why I took a photo. I don't remember the name of this type of fish. I'll have to look it up.
They had a cute little craft for the girls to create...a crab pin. :) Here is Natty with her friend Lizzie ready to get down to the business of crafting. :)
Natty and Christina at the shark tank. We got a cool behind the scenes tour after dinner. We went behind the shark tank and in the fish kitchen to see all the fish they feed to the other members of the aquarium. It was mostly herring and shrimp.
In front of a turtle cut out. I love these corny photo ops. LOL!