We had gone for Mother’s Day as they had a nice discount for moms! The line took about 30 minutes to get through, I don’t imagine that it’s that busy all the time? Either way, after we entered, the first thing that happens is that you have to have pictures taken doing all sorts of funny poses. We didn’t want to buy the photos, I don’t remember the price, but we all agreed to spend the money for lunch and use our own cameras lol.
You do get stamped so you can return as much as you’d like until it closes that day.
Once inside though, all the exhibits were nicely displayed, very clean and surprisingly for being inside a mall…it was massive!
We spent a good hour or so in there learning about all the creatures, the bubble viewing areas inside some of the tanks were clever. But it’s more for little children than adults, it’s very low clearance. I think there were about 3 or 4 little tanks you can touch starfish, horseshoe crabs and some other critters. Apparently there is shark petting but it stated that the trainer/person running that was off to observe mother’s day. I think this place is a wonderful little gem, and the nice part is that you can walk the mall afterwards and get something to nibble.
The gift shop wasn’t too bad, had lots of medium prices knick knacks. They also had a nice play area for the kids to exercise while parents relaxed.
Definitely recommended, especially if you’re looking for something to do indoors to avoid the wonderful Arizona heat!
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