The aquarium was very well designed with large window panes that made it easy to see the plethora of life that can be found in the Salish Sea. One of the volunteers working that day took us aside and enthusiastically pointed out and told us about a wolf eel that was hiding, a Dungeness crab that was a recent addition to the aquarium's population, and the octopus that was camouflaged against its surroundings. In fact, all of the volunteers were very happy, easy to talk to, eager to answer questions and generally improved the entire experience.
The interactive area provided microscopes that gave us an up-close-and-personal look at some of the Salish Sea's smaller inhabitants.
As I don't necessarily agree with the concept of the touch-pools that allow visitors to grope and grab and (in my opinion) molest and harass the organisms found within, I didn't care for that part of the aquarium. However, from another's perspective, it may be a highlight...
I would have liked to see more information and detail (displays) provided about some of the creatures found throughout the aquarium. As well, due to the small size of the entire facility (even if you really take your time to enjoy everything) I felt that the ticket price was a little much for what you get.
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