Review: Grapevine SEALIFE Aquarium

Other than receiving a free visit to the Grapevine SEALIFE Aquarium, I was not paid for any of the opinions or reviews expressed in this blog. Only locations that score a 4+ on a 1-5 scale make it onto our website.  

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This was our second visit to the Grapevine SEALIFE Aquarium.  We got there just in time to watch the seahorses be fed.  They eat tiny little brine shrimp, also known as sea monkeys.  It was so neat that there was an employee there who talks about the seahorses while they are being fed.  We learned a lot of interesting facts about seahorses such as the fact that all of the seahorses at Grapevine SEALIFE were bred at that location.  Many of the seahorses that are housed in other locations are also bred at Grapevine and transferred to their new homes.  We also learned that sometimes seahorses wrap around each other accidentally.  You’ll occasionally find a seahorse tail wrapped around the neck of another seahorse.  They don’t do it on purpose, unlike my own children!  Ha!

After we watched the seahorse feeding, we went back to the very beginning of the Aquarium which is a room where a bunch of fish are swimming around in a circle.  It was so funny to spot a couple of fish that were different and even a few rebels trying to swim the opposite direction.  My kids thought this was hilarious!

We got to meet the stingrays and listen to some interesting information about them as well.  Did you know that some stingrays can weigh hundreds of pounds?  That is HUGE!!

The grouchy eel also lives with the stingrays which you can also see in this video!  

My kids were super excited to see the tank full of “nemo” fish! 

 SEALIFE is really awesome because they rescue injured sea creatures and nurse them back to health!  

The jellyfish are REALLY cool to watch.  There is a light in their tank that changes colors so it appears that the jellies are changing colors!  It’s such a neat, living light show!!

There were so many cool things to see that the boys were just running from tank to tank pointing at everything!

They were even a little freaked out by the sharks and the glass tunnel!!

There were a lot of interactive features throughout the aquarium and the kids get a little booklet which they carry and can get stamped at all of the little exhibits.  At the end of the tour of the aquarium, the kids get a little medal for filling their booklet with stamps.  There is also an interactive wall with shark games, a touching pool, a theater and even a playscape/jungle gym!

Of course, you get to touch one of the COOLEST critters of the sea, the starfish!  These little guys are SO neat.  I took a video of one of them walking.  I had never before seen a starfish walk!

This fish coming up from the bottom TOTALLY photobombed…  

I think he’s waving at me!!

We really had a great time and hope to check out the “behind the scenes” tour next time we are able to go!!  Make sure you go check out our Instagram for more photos as well as our YouTube channel for the videos!

Thank you to Grapevine SEALIFE Aquarium for having us!!   

Other than receiving a free visit to the Grapevine SEALIFE Aquarium, I was not paid for any of the opinions or reviews expressed in this blog. Only locations that score a 4+ on a 1-5 scale make it onto our website.

Photo Credit: Grapevine SEALIFE Aquarium (logos)

I am a Crunchy Mama of 5 rowdy boys, stepmama to 1 girl and have another sweet girl on the way! I also gave birth to a baby girl in January 2016 for an awesome couple as their surrogate. I married my awesome husband, Brian in October 2016 and we are located in a little city outside of Dallas, Texas. I am a jill-of-many-trades. I run a laundry service, do custom sewing and even sell lactation cookies to my locals. I love to shop at thrift stores, take showers without an audience and spend time dreaming of a life off the grid! Follow me on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos in the life of my crunchy family!

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