Tuesday, July 31, 2012

7/30/12: Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach, SC

This is our third time while in Sunset Beach heading over to Broadway at the Beach to enjoy the Ripley's Aquarium, Myrtle Beach, SC.  They are South Carolina's most visited attraction and by seeing their Shark Tank you will know why. 
 The cool thing is you can totally enjoy looking at all of the Sharks in the safety of a tube that lets you travel through on a moving platform while enjoying the views all around you.  This "Dangerous Reef" is a 340 foot glidepath that brings you face to face with very large sharks.  How would you like this guy swimming right over you? 
 Love this guy!  A Saw Nose Shark.
 The kids taking it all in.
Here is some video from the Shark Tunnel.
The kids in the tunnel.
 Evan with his head in a big oyster.  So fun to take funny pictures.
 Lauren almost couldn't reach but finally was able to bring her head up enough for me to see her.
 Love this shot of them looking at all the fish in the tank.
 Lauren was like the fish whisperer with this guy.  She kept putting her face right up to him.
 I love the eels.  These guys are so cool.
 Lauren is so brave.  She loves touching marine life.  Here she is touching a horseshoe crab.  Evan wanted no part of it.
 They always have one special exhibit going on.  This time it was "Dinosaurs When Giants Ruled".
 The exhibit is very hands on for kids.  Here you can see Lauren putting her hand up to this touch control that opens a window to show additional cool things.
 Here is Evan operating an animatronic Tyrannosaurs Rex.
 Lauren posing with one of the Dinos.
 Evan and Lauren posing.
 It really is a beautiful Aquarium with lots to see.  There is also Mermaids you can take a picture with and a new boutique called Fancy Fins Mermaid Boutique that you can have a Mermaid Experience.
 It  includes:
- Hairstyle of your choice
- Shimmering makeup
- A beauty bag containing makeup compact, comb and mirror
- Fashion jewelry
- “I’m a Ripley’s Mermaid” T-shirt
All for $34.99 plus tax.  Little boys can also get the Sailor or Pirate Package.

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Disclosure:  I received 4 passes to the Ripley's Aquarium to facilitate this review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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