Over the Christmas holiday a few girlfriends and I went to the Florida Aquarium in Tampa Florida. One of my friends brought her daughter with her and it was her first visit to any Aquarium's. She was so excited that she brought the presidence for the day - fun!!!!!
Immediately upon entering the Aquarium you see a hands on interactive exhibti for the kids - touching sting rays. Her daughter was a little afraid at first, but once we should her how to use her two fingers to touch the Stingrays she was hooked.
As we walked through the Aquarium we were taken into the worlds of the wetlands, then the bays & beaches, into the coral reef and ending outside in the Explore a Shore Area. Many of the different areas had hands on activities for the kids and the Explore a Shore is an entire outsite adventure area for the kids to run and play on.