Along with our zoo membership, we get a magazine about the goings-on at the five NYC zoos and the aquarium. Today we went to a little workshop called "Sea Time for Babies" at the aquarium at Coney Island. The classroom was set up with different stations geared towards babies and toddlers. There was a touch tank with crabs and starfish, a splash table, a sand table, a tunnel, blocks, coloring, and sea-themed puzzles and books. Emma had a blast flitting around the room from activity to activity. Though she would not dare touch the hermit crab, she loved the splash table. She also loved stacking the blocks (they were bigger than ours at home, which made it easier for her) and emptying the bowl of crayons while she was purportedly coloring a picture. The weather was lovely for March (high 50s and sunny) and after Emma's program we took in a sea lion show and other exhibits. Dave loved the shark tank, while I was particularly enamored with the baby walrus.
Checking out the puzzles.
In the tunnel...
...and back out!
Playing at the splash table.
This isn't the greatest picture, but the big walrus is the mom, and under her face, horizontally, is the baby walrus. Trust me, he was cute. I would've taken him home if he wasn't already 300+ lbs.