Sea Life Aquarium 

Grapevine, Texas

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Rating (5 Being the Best)

5+


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Overview

Sea Life Aquarium is small, but a great place of wonder. I used to go between jobs and just sit in the shark tunnel and gaze at the awe inspiring world under the sea.

It's built as a tour type facility. You go into a circular room where a school of silver fish swim around and around you. You are directed on through other exhibits. The highlights are the Ray Tank and the Shark Tunnel. You are 17-19 feet under water in the shark tunnel. Surrounded by fish, rays, sharks, and yes a even a turtle.

You move on to see Jelly Fish, Sea Horses, a fresh water local fish exhibit, and then you end with a touch tank and playground upstairs.

There is also a new interactive video game on the wall near the NEMO and DORI tank. (At least that's what we call it when we pass by).

Before you leave, stop by the on going video room. Adults can sit and kids can see real stories about the rescues they've seen there.

As a man who has a piece of me that misses the California Beaches, it's a great place to visit, and visit as often as I'm near.

Cost

Costs can change CLICK HERE for ticket prices. It's not that expensive, but as I feel with most of these places it's better to get the annual pass unless you are just in town visiting. This makes a great place to visit often.


Kids

The kids REALLY enjoy coming, they especially enjoy the two viewing areas in the big tank, the kids area to climb under the walkway and see inside the ray tank. They also enjoy the rescued turtle tank.


Tips to enjoy it better...

  • Get the annual pass if you are looking for a fun place to spend a few hours a few times a year. 
  • ONLINE PRICES ARE LOWER, but your tickets/passes online. 
  • It's not big, but it is bigger than you'd think from a place inside a mall. It's packed with fun places to sit and be in awe. 


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LEGO Cake Rocks! 

Birthday Fun

My kid wanted a LEGO Birthday Cake... So my wife got her creative hat on and went to work. Here's how she did it.

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Overview

So my kids REALLY enjoy LEGO! LEGO everything! So a while back we (my wife) made a LEGO CAKE for my son's birthday! I thought I'd take a break from reviewing places and tell you how to make it.

You'll need:


  • Three Rectangular Cakes (Any Flavor, we chose "Rainbow White Cake")
  • Several Batches of Chocolate Chip Cookies (or you favorite kind). 
  • One Over-sized Bottle Cap from a large three liter bottle. 
    • Or some other round object the size you want. 
    • * She did find that the ridges in the bottle cap tended to stick to the cookies making them hard to get out. She destroyed several. Finding something with not inside edges could be good. 
  • White Frosting
  • Food Coloring
  • Baking Sheet (Or Large Presentation Dish, once it's built you kind of don't pick it up). 

The steps:


  1. Use REAL LEGO bricks to build your model.
  2. Bake the Cakes and Cookies.
  3. Use the cookie cutter/bottle cap to cut as many round little cookies as you want. 
  4. Cut off the top layer, making it flat. Frost the first cake.
  5. Leave any area you are stacking on flat. The exposed area frost several cookies, stacked on each other and place those on top to make the LEGO DOT look. 
  6. Keep Stacking layer by layer.
  7. Add Real LEGO toys on top.

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Cost

Very Cheap. Didn't count the cost on this one, but it's a few box cake mixes from the store, cookies mix, frosting, time.

The Actual LEGO's to put on top the cake were the most expensive part, but that would have been wrapped as a present anyway had we not done this.


Kids


My kids REALLY enjoyed this!


Have you ever made any fun birthday cakes? Share you ideas in the comments on this post, and link to them if you have pictures or posts on it. 



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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Fort Worth, Texas

Rating (5 Being the Best)

3.89


Tree From Wizard of Ox Exhibit at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  Attribution: Darrell G. Wolfe www.LifeInFortWorth.Com
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Overview

The Museum is a great place to hang out with the kids.

You walk into the big glass doors and work through the entrance/ticket area. If you head left there is a cafeteria. Left up the stairs you find exhibits, often the traveling exhibit is located upstairs. Also upstairs you find the Cowboy exhibit where you can see cowboy history. 

To your right you find a wing full of hands on fun like building paper things that might be able to fly in the wind tunnel, building with wooden blocks, a dark room to play with lights, and more. 

Further down the hall you find a Dino area, mining exhibit, and a smaller kids play area. Outside there is a small water area. 

The whole place is actually VERY small, compared to the Perot Museum, but also less crowded, usually. 

If you felt that you wanted a place that was indoors (summer AND winter resistant) to take the kids for a few hours once or twice a month, this would be a good one to have on your list. There are many hands on things to do and that in and of itself usually keeps them busy for a while.

Incidentally there is plenty of seating for parents to watch their kids play with stuff.

As with any popular place I'd advise going on a Mon - Thu and not on a weekend to avoid the crowds. 

The kids had fun and didn't want to leave when we did. We have passes, so we'll be back. 

Cost

Honestly when it comes to places like this I think of them as recurring places, annual pass, type places. That way I can go when I want, for how long I want, and not feel I need to "see everything" while I'm there. 

I'll tell you now, I don't know that it's worth the cost just to go once. 

Non Annual Pass Holders: Paid Parking (+/- $5)

Annual Pass Holders: Park Free. 

Kids

The kids enjoy this place. Especially when we go during non busy days/hours. They can play and enjoy themselves touching things. 


Tips to enjoy it better...

Get an annual pass if you are local. 

ANNUAL PASS HOLDERS: Get free entrance to BOTH Fort Worth Museum of Science and History AND the Perot Museum... At last they do this year and last year. 


Final Thoughts

It's small but enjoyable, especially if you go often just for a fun outing. 

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