Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ocean Dreams at the S.E.A. Aquarium

Last night Soefara, Winston and I went down to the S.E.A. Aquarium for a bedtime storytelling session as part of the overnight Ocean Dreams experience.

Ocean Dreams is a S.E.A Aquarium program which allows visitors to tour the Aquarium after closing hours before camping out for the night at the Ocean Gallery. It's primarily aimed at families with young kids, but if you're single and a kid at heart you can still spend the night there, camping out in a sleeping bag as the resident sharks and other sea creatures circle round the tank. Kids are supposed to be in their sleeping bags by 10:30pm. 

In the morning, sleepyheads get an early wake-up call from the divers at the Ocean Gallery before tucking into breakfast of scrambled eggs or omelettes. With their stomachs full, they'll get watch the manta rays

Winston and Soefara

Winston was already at the Aquarium when Soefara and I got there, and after meeting a few of the families participating in the experience, we got down to the business at hand of reading the story. 

With that done, Soefara gave out two original pieces of artwork and we distributed paper dolls after a quiz about the story. 
One of the young participants, Dana, a Harry Potter aficionado, was the first to answer and won one of Soefara's prized original illustrations. Dana said I looked like an older Harry Potter because of my Potteresque spectacles. Yes, while Harry Potter survived Voldemort's attempts on his life,  I suppose I could say that good old Voldy successfully managed to zap the life out of my hair follicles.

By 10:30 it was time for lights out and Soefara and I made our way to the exit. Nope, we decided not to spend the night there, but Winston did. Thanks Winston, Soefara and everyone for making this happen.

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