During this time, my son was very into sea animals. There was an app called ABC Aquarium which he loved. It supplemented his knowledge of the alphabet. His letter A stands for anemone, his B is for beluga, and his C is for coral, etc. I knew he would enjoy if we visited Manila Ocean Park.
This was also a post birthday treat for him and his achi. Glad there was an online deal, although, it’s sad that some were not operational.
These were the attractions that we visited and the shows that we watched, in no particular order:
All Star Bird Show. I think the kids would appreciate it more if we’re seated closer to the stage. At least we got the chance to interact a bit with these birds in our souvenir photo op. Not all birds were included in the picture-taking, however. By the way, I was a bit scared of the claws of the macaw (or cockatoo?) I was holding, that’s why my hand looks weird here!
Penguin Talk Show. We sat through 30 minutes of this interactive animated penguin cracking jokes that I think the children didn’t understand and weren’t that funny, while dishing out little information about penguins.
Birds Of Prey Kingdom. This is an open sanctuary with where visitors could know more about the Brahminy Kites or Lawin in Filipino and could see the garbage on the shore of Manila Bay. We entered when the sun was starting to go down so it would not be too sunny, especially for the children.
Jellies Exhibit. J is for Jellyfish! We have learned that there are different kinds of jellyfish. It’s actually quite relaxing to watch these jellies float around. This area was dark so keeping an eye on all three children was a bit challenging for my hubby and me.
Snow Village. Here the kids got to experience what’s it’s like to be in a snow-covered place and very cold weather. We had to stay on the rubber floorings since ice is very slippery. I don’t think the snowmen were made from real snow or ice. Bummer! Also, too bad we weren’t able to interact with the penguins. But, we did see some of them behind glass walls.
Sea Lion Show. I was looking forward to watching this because sea lions are so adorable and intelligent. True enough, they were entertaining!
Oceanarium. And then off we went to see loads of fish and other sea creatures! Occasionally, my little boy would call out,
It was a fun trip, albeit tiring! I should have brought my own bottle of water so I don’t need to keep buying. The downside is that it’s heavy, what with the kids’ own water bottles plus other things like hats, cloth diapers for wiping sweat and changes of clothes, etc. Comfy shoes are a must since there’s a lot of walking from one show to another. It also helps to know the schedules of each so there would be no rushing.
Have you been to Manila Ocean Park? What was your favorite show or attraction and why?