Today’s edition of “I Tried It!” features an exhibit I’ve been meaning to visit for some time. I am an artsy fartsy kind of girl who enjoys seeing and touching stuff. This exhibit’s ads were plastered all over the place- on subway cars and on the sides of buses, with gigantic orange tentacles hugging neon words menancingly. I love marine life, and I love monsters, and let’s be real, that’s basically what they are. This was a must do, so I grabbed a friend, indulged in some herbal refreshment by the park and headed on over. We were both very excited (dual ocean life lovers here), and also just in a great overall mood.
The place looked cool enough, but I’m sad to report- it was a bit of a letdown. I don’t want to give away too much, because then it will really not be worth your time- but it felt much like a children’s museum. The graphics were kinda lame, the facts were common sense (I mean hello I’ve been a dolphin advocate since the age of 9- my inner child is just rollllling her eyes at how juvenile the information was). There were some really cool areas for sure, just not sure it was worth the money.
- Super pretty aesthetics played on large entertaining screens
- informative tour guide
- transparent objective
- raises awareness for ocean conservation
- plenty of information on varying animals
- Awesome blown up images
- Expensive for what you get
- Mildly boring for adults
- Some tacky graphics
- Focuses all too much on screens
overall, I’m glad I got it out of the way, but I quite frankly could have lived my life without ever seeing it. Oh well, you win some you lose some.
2.5 stars out of 5