In general, zoos and any pavilion where living animals are kept in containers tend to stress me out. While I am sure the people caring for these tanks and cages have very few responsibilities aside from ensuring the utmost happiness and health of the creatures within, there is still something bittersweet about viewing a beautiful creature outside it's natural habitat. That being said, I usually talk myself out of such excursions with Jay and kids. However, there has been quite a buzz in our household about the recent additions of penguins to two local habitats, and a recent excursion to Long Beach proved the perfect time to see these feathered creatures at last. After all, even in Southern California, we tend to get restless of the Winter doldrums.
What Daughter Says: Museums are great, but hands on living exhibits are especially educational for the younger visitors.