Ocean Institute in Dana Point. The kids have never been on a whale watching cruise before and they were super excited about the opportunity of seeing a whale. It was a gloomy misty day and we were worried that it would start raining any second. When we asked the kids if they wanted to stay home, their immediate response was NO!
After we saw the dolphins and spent over an hour enjoying their company we went further into the ocean to visit seal rock. We got to see lots of sea lions and birds. Once we were done they stopped the boat in the middle of the ocean and dropped a crane to the ocean floor. They brought up a sample from the ocean and let the children on the boat sort through all the different types of animals that were in it. This was the best for Andrew! He just loves science, and loves animals even more!
Andrew had such a great time on his adventure and was grinning from ear to ear even the next morning. He wants me to take him to the library tomorrow so that he can get some more books on ocean life. I am so happy that The Ocean Institute has sparked his interest in learning more about the ocean.