What we chose to do
A friend recommended this experience.
3 weeks in advance.
I love nature and animals as do my children.
We drove. It wasn't as congested during the week as it was over the weekend.
We didn't deal with many staff members directly other than the ticket line, but everyone there was very friendly.
We loved seeing all the marine life at the aquarium. Getting to see the riverboat and the Carnival cruise ship pass was just a plus! To touch the sting ray was amazing and well!
At the zoo, we got to see alligators, otters, giraffes, and elephants. There was so much to see and those that have young ones will love it here. There are two areas designed for young ones to play and enjoy the day if a break is needed. The swamp burger in the Sassafras Cafe is delicious, you gotta try that for sure!
Yes, everyone should get to take a look at those beautiful marine animals as well as those at the zoo. Both are worth the trip alone!