A few weeks ago, we decided to escape the blazing Texas heat by making our first trip to the Dallas World Aquarium.
The aquarium has interesting animals around every turn, including this crazy-looking bird...
An adorable sloth...
And some fabulous flamingos...
The large rainforest area in the middle was my favorite.
And Ava was very intrigued by it as well.
It was so beautiful!
Ava loved trying to spot the monkeys in the trees.
But I think the otters were her favorite. The otters swam all over the place (and came right up to the glass), and Ava loved "chasing" them around.
Luckily there was no jumping or biting.
I let Josh and Ava check out the giant python while I stayed a very safe distance away. I still may or may not have had snake-related nightmares that night.
The shark tank is definitely a highlight of the aquarium.
But it was a wee bit crowded the day we were there.
Overall, Ava had a wonderful time exploring the aquarium, and she loved being able to get so close to the animals.
Even though the tickets were a little pricey, it made for a fun afternoon adventure. It was also a great way to escape the 100-degree weather. We will definitely be back!