So we finally went! Mid-week, and my dad came with us. I meant to take Elena's wheelchair with us--but an hour into the drive, I realize I forgot it. They have a few they lend out, so we grabbed one. I wasn't sure if we'd need it. I know Elena can (at least, in the past) walk for miles--but since she's been so crouchy lately, and there's not a lot of seating inside, I wanted to have one. It was a good decision.
Elena was excited to take pictures, so she wore her Adventure Vest. There was a lot of walking, but not too much at once. The aquarium wasn't too crowded, and people were polite (especially the staff).
Vivian really wanted to see a puffin and a lion fish (double check!) and Elena really wanted to see sharks, jellyfish, and dolphins (triple check!). My favorite part was the little fat jellyfish tank--so soothing and relaxing.
|Viv shared the wheelchair|
There was also a little play area for kids. We found it at the end of our almost five-hour visit. Both Elena and Vivian found some extra energy to be creative.
|Turtle Vivian trying to snack on Jellyfish Elena|
|Post-Aquarium Ice Cream|
Big thanks to Grandpa for being on wheelchair duty; the biggest hurdle was fighting foot traffic to get back to the elevator on each floor. Overall I feel like Baltimore Aquarium is pretty wheelchair friendly, provided you go on a day that isn't overcrowded. We went on a Tuesday, and public school was (I think) still in session (their year went late b/c of snow days). We had a great time!