Friday, April 04, 2008

Baby Beluga

Today we had the good fortune of being invited to the Shedd Aquarium by Mommylu and EJ. We had been there before, but never been to see the Oceanarium, which is really the best part. We'd been using the Chicago museum pass that you get free at libraries, which doesn't get you into the Oceanarium part, but the membership which our friends have does get you in.

Anyway, after the dolphin show we checked out the beluga whales. We were delighted at the chance to see a baby beluga nursing from his mother. Here's a picture of a different Shedd baby beluga at the teat.

After we got home, Nutmeg wanted to know if dolphins nursed too. We Googled up a picture of that. On the Shedd Web site, we also viewed the little filmstrip-like Flash presentation in the righthand column of this page.

I'm not big into kids using the computer. But I have to say, as the kid gets older and starts to have questions about science and stuff, it's pretty awesome to have a huge box of pictures and information in my living room.

By the way, here are some tips on taking kids to museums for less on my frugal living blog.

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