homeschool day at the national aquarium

when it comes to driving my girls to homeschool activities
i can be quite provincial.
baltimore? too far!
but not when i get take three children (and an infant) to the national aquarium on the cheap.

have you seen their prices?
adult tickets are about $35 and children 3 and up are about $22.
not ghastly, but why do it if i don’t have to.
it’s not all about money
but it is all about saving money whenever and wherever i can.
we’re a single-income family of 7.

a homeschool mom hooked us up:
we got in for $28.
not each. total.
(plus parking garage costs and food
because they don’t let you bring in a bag lunch.)

it was perfect.
we came with friends.
there were no crowds.
we were able to catch a few demonstrations.
we did the whole aquarium without the kids getting (too) tired.
and i made it out of the gift shop without being badgered into getting anything.

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aquariums (and zoos) kinda make me sad for the animals
(especially when i saw the dolphins),
but then again, we would not have be able to see these various ecosystems-in-miniature up close
unless we were friends with an underwater biologist.

i take solace that these animals are just a small fraction of what exists in our oceans
and that this experience will help us all be more mindful of our effect on and connection to our shared earth.

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2 thoughts on “homeschool day at the national aquarium

  1. Way to go mom! Blessings from Allah and knowing the right people will get you in the door every time! Love it, the pics are great!!!

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