Every year at this time, as spring approaches, I am faced with two big questions:
- What exactly is the connection between bunnies and eggs?
- What on earth are we going to do for Spring Break?
I love staying local for spring break because I love spring in New England. We often head to the beach where the parking lots are empty and the beach is all ours. We enjoy walking into Harvard Square or just heading to the park to play in the sun. By staying local, not only do we save money, but we can also splurge on extra little outings. We’ll try a new restaurant. Max Brenner is on our radar for a treat and we have a whole list of places to try for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If the weather is cool, we’ll splurge on a day pass at the Royal Sonesta Pool.
Now back to that question about eggs. I have yet to find any connection between bunnies and eggs, but I do know that reptiles lay eggs, penguins lay eggs, turtles and fish lay eggs. I also know that one of my children’s favorite big day trips is to the Mystic Aquarium. Mystic Aquarium has some special guests in town from Saturday, April 13th to Sunday, April 21st. Included with membership and admission, Experience Scales & Tails, is a new, hands-on reptile encounter featuring baby alligators, bearded dragons, ball pythons, jeweled lacertas and more. Children, and any of their parents brave enough, can touch a reptile, chat with an educator, hear fun facts and get their photo taken.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, Mystic Aquarium visitors will learn all about these critters during themed activities and demonstrations, including scavenger hunts, matching games and a spine-tingling bug buffet. If you are thinking about having a reptile as a pet, come to the Mystic Aquarium first and view a variety of reptile habitats and learn what it takes to care for them.
General admission prices: $29.95 adults; $26.95 seniors (age 60+); $21.95 children (age 3 – 17); Children 2 and under are free