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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sea Life Aquarium Turtle Rescue Center & Giveaway

Our family recently had the pleasure of being invited to the Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine, to check out grand opening of The Turtle Rescue Center and the new digs for three rescued Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles. 

I always thought that Grapevine was too far of a distance to travel with my kiddos, but it was a pretty pleasant drive, only 30-40 minute drive from both Dallas and McKinney, TX!

Keep reading to find out how to win a FREE family pack of tickets to SeaLife Aquarium

These gorgeous turtles had each been injured in some way or another, and needed the help of the Sea Life Aquarium to be able to survive. 

The tank they are housed in is specially created just for them, at a specific depth to minimize further injury, but still give them room to play and grow. 

Low windows on the tank, allow the kids can take all the time they want watching and learning about these peaceful creatures.  My daughter was intrigued and mesmerized (see above photo). 

Staff at the Turtle Rescue Center treated the kids to yummy cookies with cute turtle frosting, and some little stuffed animal turtles to remind the kiddos of their experience meeting Squirt, Roxy and Flip! 

The Turtle Rescue Center is definitely a new and exciting reason to schedule a visit with your family to the Sea Life Aquarium before school starts again! 

After saying goodbye to Roxy and Squirt and Flip, we checked out the Shark Tunnel. My peanut wasn't scared at all, and was quite interested in the glass floor, waiting the bat rays and fish swim right underneath her feet. 

After wandering around taking in all the sites, we ended up at the Interactive Rockpool, where H. could touch sea stars, sea urchins and other little sea creatures.

This was her first visit to an aquarium, so she absolutely enjoyed the new experiences of touching the sea life there in the pools. From looking around, it looked like all the other little kiddos were having a blast as well! 

Ready to visit Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine?

Beginning, September 3rd, you can enjoy discounted admission on Toddler Tuesdays at the Sea Life Aquarium - Grapevine!

Toddler Tuesdays at SEA LIFE Aquarium

  • First Tuesday of each month starting September 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $14 admission for one adult and two children ages 3-4, children 0-2 are free and additional children ages 3-12 are just $5.
  • Free coffee available in the touch pool areas.

For more information, visit:

Enter to win a Family (4) Pack of Tickets to Sea Life Aquarium - Grapevine, TX

  • Giveaway ends August 30th, 11:59pm
  • Open to US residents 18+
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  1. I think my tot would love the interactive rock pool!

  2. We love the Sea Life Aquarium. The 360 tunnel is our favorite. We'd love to go back and explore again.

  3. I love aquariums! We've gone to Lego Land next door but have never been to this. It would be fun to go.

  4. My kids would love the tunnel!


  5. Very cool! I think my daughter would love a place like this. Too bad we don't live closer. :)

  6. The 360 tunnel is awesome. Want to see the rockpool also.

  7. I'm excited about showing my girls the sea turtle.

  8. Im most excited to see the Ocean Tunnel

  9. The Ocean Tunnel looks awesome!
    ~Liz N


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