Finding Nemo is a story about a parent and child learning that they are both fully capable of living their own lives. The story is populated by marine life, which provides the perfect excuse to go to the aquarium to learn more about the animals that teach Nemo and his father Marlin valuable life lessons throughout the movie.
Since I live in Atlanta, I went to the Georgia Aquarium to immerse myself in the real life version of Finding Nemo. While at the aquarium I also learned about other types of marine life, their habitats and ways we humans can nurture the ocean. Nemo and Marlin live on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. The Georgia Aquarium has a section devoted entirely to the diverse marine life that call the reef home.
The Georgia Aquarium also has sections for fresh water dwelling, local Georgia and ocean marine life. My favorite part of the aquarium though is the hands on section with prawns, starfish and a several other underwater strange looking (and feeling) creatures.
While a day at the aquarium probably won’t teach the less tangible, bigger lessons in Finding Nemo, it will certainly teach about Peach the starfish, Bruce the shark, Crush the sea turtle and it’ll probably give a few tips on how to be more environmentally aware.
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