For my son’s third birthday, we kindly asked the guests to donate money for season passes to either the zoo or the aquarium.
My son loved doing both of these things and he wanted this as his present instead of a bunch of little things.
After his party, we counted the money and saw that we had enough money, so I asked my son which place he wanted to get season passes too. He couldn’t decide, so we decided to visit both the zoo and the aquarium to see which one we liked better. We went to the zoo first, and while it was fun, it was hot, humid, and there was almost no relief from the sun. My son loved seeing all the animals, but we ended up leaving after a few hours because it was too hot to stay. The day we went to the aquarium, it was rainy and cold. Thankfully though, the aquarium was inside and we were able to continue our day despite the weather. When I discussed the possibility of the zoo versus the aquarium, I made sure to emphasize that we could go to the aquarium anytime because it was inside with both heat and air. If it was hot outside, the aquarium would be cool from the AC. If it was cold outside, the aquarium would be warm from the furnace. The zoo would only be fun if the temperature wasn’t too hot or too cold. After explaining this, my son decided that he wanted to get season passes to the aquarium and I couldn’t have agreed more.