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Decorate An Exhibition Hall With These 9 Fabulous Decor Tricks

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The flashy reflections that strike the eyes upon entering a usual commercial arena of exhibitions remind one of the ‘worldly’ Of this earth, the material, the mundane- a vain attempt to extraordinary marvel. But imagine the exhibition hall which can act as an exhibition of insight into the divine, the ethereal, the aesthetic: not an attempted extraordinariness, but the path of the extraordinary through the ordinary. The natural, the organic, the unbleached. Raw and untouched- beautiful and seraphic from all angels, in every facet.

If that is how you imagine your exhibition hall, then we are here to help you realize your imagination, opening the vistas of possibilities.

The decor of the natural – the topiary decor

We have got these handy, accessible tricks and ideas for your topiary decor, for realizing your world of imagination: All you need are some custom topiary resources, like artificial leaflets, green veils, paper-flowers, scraps of colorful papers, charts, fairy lights, thermocol sheets, cardboard, eco-friendly colors and paints, etc.

The Festoon Of Nature

To make the exhibition hall appear raw and sublime, artificial leaflets woven together in a festoon can be hung around and about the perimeter of the exhibition hall. This can be done in attractive patterns and variants.

Also to make it more appealing to the senses and vibrant, various colors of leaflets woven together into a grand tiara can be hung across the walls in a wavy pattern to give it a look of dense woods.

The Play Of Light And Sun

Fairy lights or rice lights can be hung on the artificially made festoons. This will give the exhibition hall a touch of gold; thus a play of light. The effect will also depend on the selection of the colors of the light. Preferably golden or white fairy lights will provide the elegant touch of the sun to make the plantscape real.

Mirrors In The Plantscape

In order to enhance the play of light, scraps of a mirror or mirror-effect paints and colors can be applied on the wall of the hall in parts. This will multiply the effect of the rice lights and make the exhibition hall brighter. Also magnifying mirrors placed behind the exhibition stall can make the products on the exhibit more lucrative and creatively appealing.

Topiary Frames

The stalls put up in the exhibition can be decorated with the topiary frames as the custom design. The topiary frames do not even have to be real. Artificial topiary frames will do wonder; not just in terms of the look and design of the interiors, but also in terms of resourcefulness and availability.

The frames can be fitted alongside the length of the hall. Varying themes like capturing a stall-inn of the exhibition as the jungle picture, or fitting stall-inn within each frame with varying background themes, like a sunset, dense woods, waterfall, etc. This way, the entire exhibition hall will appear as the miniature of various forest scenes and natural landscapes.

Potted Plants And Game Of Thrones

To make the exhibition hall more contemporary and to establish a connect with the modern audience, potted plants can be put alternatively, either on the borders of the hall or hanging from the ceiling. The entrance can be made attractive by pacing artificial throne, over which the welcome banner be put or LED board with the curl twigs of plants or artificial topiary items. By the side of the throne, artificial flames can be fixed as an add on.

Paints And Colours

To make the entire affair environment-friendly, eco-friendly colors and paints can be used with variants of textures for the ceiling. This can further be enhanced with water sceneries, forest or sunset or dark night-galaxy scenes.

If the idea of the topiary frames is into play, then paints and colors can be used according to the themes used. In order to make the texture effect sharp, various items like sand-paper sheets, branches, sponges, rocks and pebbles soaked in colors can be applied using dripping techniques.

The Grand Tree Of The Centre

In the middle of the hall, a grand tree, artificial, light or easily transportable can be fixed. From the apex of the tree, the ideas around festoons can be put to use. The natural festoons can be hung diagonally across the hall from the festoon of the tree. This will provide a web-like overhead ceiling decor; diaphanous and heavenly as it can get.

The branches of the grand tree can also be customized in a way that provides as light holders which can be used to put on display various exhibition items.

Artificial icicles can be another trick, simply made by using glue or gum, dripping down the branches of the tree to give it a more real yet artistic touch.

The Stalls As The Inns By The Woodside

The stalls in the exhibition can be individually placed under wooden inn-like structures to enhance the plantscape effect. A wood-like overhead shelter, using materials like thermocol or cardboards can be erected beneath which the stalls will be placed across the hall. Either a uniform interior can be selected across the stalls, or each stall can be housed in artificial inns, according to the different background themes and plantscape designs. Artificial wine-creepers and other artificial crawling plants can be wound round the support of the stall-inns.

Patterned Floor Of Grass And Herbs

Using the surface of transparent plastic material, artificial grass and herbs can be stuffed in a bounded plastic sheet which can be spread across the floor of the hall. Thus while walking, the subtle feel of nature and raw senses would act as a source of rejuvenation as exhibition catches up the pace.

These are some of the cool ideas and tricks, using simple, easily available items and materials to decorate the exhibition hall. At the same time, the effects suggested will provide the hall with a look distinct from the regular commercial halls; thus making it a custom replica of romanticism and raw beauty of nature providing a break from the mundane life-activities and yet being enrooted in it at the same time.

Be a Hero on Valentine’s Day with PJ Masks Cards & Gifts!

Disclosure: As a PJ Masks Brand Ambassador, I received these products in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Please see my disclosure policy). 

One of the sweetest days of the year is almost here-Valentine’s Day! If you are still searching for Valentine’s Day Cards and Gifts for your children, look no further! Get ready to be a Hero this Valentine’s Day with fun PJ Masks Cards & Gifts!  

If your kiddos are fans of the wildly popular Disney Junior show PJ Masks, featuring the heroic trio of Owelette, Gekko and Catboy, then they are going to love all of the Valentine’s Day items that are available! From candy to cards and even a PJ Masks Game Rug, there is something for everyone!

Disney Junior PJ Masks 2’2″x4′ Game Rug– available to purchase on Target.com, this game rug is so much fun!

 Race into the Night and save the day with this interactive PJ Masks Game Rug. This activity rug features your favorite heroes and the city scene from the hit preschool series and will provide your favorite little heroes hours of interactive playtime fun. Authentic PJ Mask vehicle is included to get you started and shout hooray, add toys from your own collection to enhance the experience into the night and save the day! 

A huge assortment of PJ Masks Valentine’s Day Cards– many are available to purchase at Target.com and at major retailers nationwide. Choose from Valentine Candy Card Kits, Valentine Sticker Treats, Valentines that are Masks, and special Valentine’s Day treats for the teachers in your kiddos lives!

PJ Masks Candy Fan– My son Brady loved this fun toy and could not stop playing with it! For any Cat Boy fan from PJ Masks, here is a great fan, with LED lights to provide fun and cooling relief. Comes with candy too Frankford Pj Masks Candy Fan with LED light up blades.

As you can see from the photos, Brady cannot wait for Valentine’s Day so that he can pass out his PJ Masks goodies to his friends at school! All of these items are the perfect treat for any PJ Masks fan out there!

You can stay up to date on all the of latest PJ Masks news and promotional offerings by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also watch episodes of shows, play games and much more directly on the PJ Masks home page HERE. 

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️❤️❤️

Enter to WIN Four Tickets to PJ Masks LIVE! Save The Day

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Calling all PJ Masks fans! Your favorite heroic trio is hitting the road again with their PJ Masks Save the Day LIVE Show! This show features new characters and new music! Your kiddos are sure to love the new PJ Robot and other surprise characters! PJ Masks Live! will be in over 100 cities in North America, so there is certain to be a show near you! You can see the entire list of cities HERE.

In addition to the new tour, the Original Cast Recording for ‘PJ Masks Live!’ is now available for purchase and streaming everywhere. The multi-million streamed album features many well-loved songs from the series and the live show recorded by the cast of the first ‘PJ Masks Live!’ tour. A free download of the album is included with every VIP ticket purchase. VIP tickets include a meet-and-greet with the heroes, plus exclusive PJ Masks products.

My son Brady and I went to the PJ Masks LIVE event last year and we had a blast! I highly recommend it!

I am SUPER excited to share with you that I am giving away 4 tickets to this Awesome show to one lucky My Sweet Savings reader! Please note that you will need to choose the show that you wish to attend (closest to you) and that travel to the show is not covered. (You are only receiving tickets) Please see the list of cities HERE and decide accordingly before entering the giveaway. 

How to Enter:

Are you ready to enter? Please leave a comment on this post and let me know who is your child’s favorite PJ Mask character. Also, please let me know which location that you would attend if you are chosen the winner.

I will choose a winner on Wednesday, February 13. Winner will be chosen and notified via email. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age and US residents.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Salads Have Arrived at Sun Basket!

Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this review for Sun Basket. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I am a huge fan of Sun Basket! They strive to make healthy cooking easy and delicious, and they offer organic and sustainably sourced produce and responsibly-sourced meats and seafoods. I love having the option of a meal delivery service right to my door that fits my family’s busy schedule. And now, things have gotten even more exciting! Salads have arrived at Sun Basket! I was so excited to have the opportunity to try several of these delicious new salads and couldn’t wait to share my review with you all! Choose from: Southwestern Salad, Vegan Caesar, Rainbow Asian Salad, and Protein Crunch Super Greens. 

These salads are available to add to your weekly basket. Not only are these salads delicious, but they are literally ready in minutes!  You simply mix, dress, and enjoy! I also love that you can serve them as is or add a protein if you prefer. Voila, you have a healthy and delicious meal for lunch or dinner. The possibilities are endless! 

I tried the Protein Crunch Salad and the Kale Caesar Salad. Both were equally delicious and packed full of flavor! The thing that I love about these salads is that they come with their own information card that shows you step by step instructions on how to prepare them. So easy! In fact, they can be prepared and on the table within 5 minutes!

Protein Crunch Salad:

This salad is packed full of flavor! Puffed quinoa, buttery walnuts, and kale are combined with dried blueberries and riced cauliflower for color and crunch. The dressing is an organic sherry vinaigrette which gives the salad a sweet and nutty taste. It was delicious!

Kale Caesar Salad:

This delicious salad is a healthy twist of the classic caesar salad. Instead of those croutons the classic caesar salad is known for, this healthy spin combines dry-roasted chickpeas and sunflower seeds to give you that satisfying crunch!I added some grilled chicken to my salad for extra protein! With Sun Basket’s organic vegan caesar dressing you get all the flavor of the original caesar dressing, but this one is plant-based and made with almond milk and cashew butter. It is absolutely amazing! 

In addition to these delicious salads, Sun Basket also sent me a couple of meals to prepare last week. We had the Chicken Parmesan and the Pan-seared steaks with chimichurri and citrus-walnut salad. Of all the meal delivery services that my family has tried, Sun Basket has the freshest ingredients. In addition every detail is amazing when they ship their meals. They send you everything that you need to prepare the dish. They even send the egg! The only thing that you need from your pantry is the olive oil and salt and pepper. It makes cooking so easy!

Pan-seared steaks with chimichurri and citrus-walnut salad:

The sweet-tart of the citrus and delicately bitter chicory lettuce along with the seared steak makes for an easy one-pan paleo meal that will taste like you stepped into your favorite restaurant! 

Chicken Parmesan with house salad:

One of my personal all time favorites! This Italian-American classic combines hearty, gooey, and satisfying with breaded chicken, fresh-cooked tomato sauce, and a green salad. Sun Basket has delivered with this one! Every bite was cleaned off my family’s plates! 

GO HERE to try Sun Basket for yourself to see just how delicious the meals are. Have you tried Sun Basket before? Did you like it?

Be sure to follow Sun Basket on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all of the latest news and promotional offers!

Get Ready for Game Day with RITZ Crisp & Thins at Walmart!

This post was sponsored by RITZ as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Are you ready for the Big Game this week? For our family, it is all about being together for food, fun and laughs. Of course, how can you forget those crazy and oh-so hilarious commercials? No Game Day is complete without delicious snacks, and RITZ Crisp & Thins found at my local Walmart are the perfect compliment for the yummy dips that I will be making!

I was excited to bring home my favorite flavors of RITZ Crisp & Thins for Game Day in Sea Salt and Cream Cheese & Onion! But, I was even more excited that I was able to save money on these snacks thanks to a cash back offer from ibotta! Right now you can get $0.75 cash back when purchasing RITZ Crisp & Thins at Walmart by using the ibotta offer

The ibotta offer is valid on the following varieties of RITZ Crisp & Thin Crackers:

  • RITZ Crisp & Thins Cream Cheese & Onion (7.1 oz)
  • RITZ Crisp & Thins Sea Salt (7.1 oz)
  • RITZ Crisp & Thins Bacon (7.1 oz)
  • RITZ Crisp & Thins Salt & Vinegar (7.1 oz)
  • RITZ Crisp & Thins Sweet Chili & Sour Cream (7.1 oz)
  • RITZ Crisp & Thins Smoked Chipotle (7.1 oz)

RITZ Crisp & Thins Game Day Sweepstakes:

love that I can earn money back on the things that my family enjoy and use for Game Day! And, to sweeten the deal, right now you can enter to win one of SIX $50 Walmart gift cards or the grand prize of a $200 Walmart gift card! Sweepstakes runs now through February 3, 2019.

I-C will randomly select winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the 7 winning prizes.

Here’s how to enter:

RITZ Crisp & Thins Game Day Sweepstakes

Celebrate the Holidays With PJ Masks!

Disclosure: As a PJ Masks Brand Ambassador, I received these products in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Please see my disclosure policy). 

Christmas is almost here- can you believe it?! If you need some last minute PJ Masks gifts for little ones in your life, I have you covered! The wonderful folks from Entertainment One sent my son Brady some gifts that any PJ Masks fan is sure to love!

PJ Masks Holiday Inflatable- bring your favorite PJ Masks character to life with this inflatable! My son Brady had been asking for an inflatable, so he was excited when we received this and set it up on our porch! Place this holiday inflatable in your yard to elevate your outdoor Christmas display to delight your friends, neighbors and visiting carolers. It is so easy to assemble. Just plug in, and watch it inflate! 

PJ Masks 2 pack of Toothbrushes– this 2 pack of toothbrushes makes the perfect stocking stuffer for your PJ Masks fan!

PJ Masks Watch– Now your little PJ Masks fan can keep their favorite superhero right on their arm! This fun watch lights up and is an easy way for kids to tell time.

PJ Masks Gloves and Scarf Set– Keep your little ones toasty warm this winter with the PJ Masks Gloves and Scarf Set. This set comes with 2 pairs of gloves and I love that it has bright vibrant colors your kids are sure to love!

PJ Masks Blankets- Choose from regular PJ Masks blankets and blankets with hoods! My son Brady really loves the hooded PJ Masks blanket. It is toasty warm and great for sitting on the couch and watching his favorite PJ Masks episodes!

PJ Masks Calendar- Keep track of all your kiddos activities in the new year with this fun calendar from PJ Masks!

To learn more about these products visit pjmasks.com.

Be sure to visit the PJ Masks Holiday Shop for lots of great last-minute PJ Masks gift ideas!

Review of the Paw Patrol PlasmaCar + GIVEAWAY!

Disclosure: I was provided with a Paw Patrol PlasmaCar to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

UPDATE: The winner is Mandy G.

My son Brady was super excited when he found out that we were going to feature a Paw Patrol PlasmaCar this year in our Holiday Gift Guide. He loves Paw Patrol, and of course, we love the Original PlasmaCar! Put the two together and you have one very happy boy! Brady could not wait for his daddy to assemble the Chase Paw Patrol PlasmaCar so that he could get on it and give it a spin! 

No job is too big, no pup is too small! Now you can have Chase, Skye or Marshall from the Nickelodeon™ kid’s show, PAW Patrol® to light up your child’s imagination. The sleek innovative design of The Original PlasmaCar® features a patented safety seat, polypropylene wheels, and has been upgraded with paw print footrests and hubcaps, and PAW Patrol® character themed decals. Kid powered; kid approved! Turn and navigate in small spaces indoors, and ride outdoors on sidewalks, pathways, and any other safe, smooth, flat surface. The Paw Patrol PlasmaCar® is easy to operate, and helps your child develop coordination, balance, and motor skills while harnessing the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, gravity, and friction. 

I personally love that PlasmaCar® is adult-friendly too! Did you know that they hold up to 220 pounds? Even Dad and Mom can get in on the fun! And, it doesn’t require an expensive power source that needs constant replacement, it provides kids with plenty of exercise, and it is quiet! In fact, the only sound that you’ll hear is the sound of the wheels! Yay! How is that for a great gift idea this holiday season? 

As you can see from the photos, Brady has had so much fun on his Chase Paw Patrol PlasmaCar! I know that he is going to have hours of fun wiggling away on it in the months to come! Want to see more details and information about the Paw Patrol Plasma Car? GO HERE to check them all out!

 

Thanks to PlaSmart, home of the Original PlasmaCar, one My Sweet Savings reader is going to win a Paw Patrol PlasmaCar!

**Please note that PlaSmart will make the decision which Paw Patrol PlasmaCar to send to the winner, and the Paw Patrol PlasmaCar will not arrive in time for Christmas.

All you need to do to enter this giveaway is to leave a comment on this blog post below letting me know, “Who is your child’s favorite Paw Patrol character?” That’s it! I will select one random winner on December 22. 

Winner must be a resident of the US and at least 18 years of age or older

Good luck everyone! 🎄🎄

Holiday Cleanup Made Easy with Mean Green Cleaners! #MeanGreen

Disclosure: I am a Mean Green Cleaner Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

I don’t know about you, but when the holiday season hits, I can’t wait to get my decorations up and to make preparations celebrating with my family and friends. This year, we moved into a new home so I am super excited to host the holidays at our home!

Before I can make plans with decorations or putting up the Christmas Tree, I need to first make sure that the house is spic and span! Thanks to my Mean Green Cleaners, I have everything that I need to make sure it is in top top shape! I am sure that by now, you all know how much that I love Mean Green products. As a brand ambassador, I have been given the opportunity to try out many products from their line, and they are definitely my “go-to” line of cleaning products.

One of the places in my home that requires extra special attention during the holiday season is the kitchen. Thankfully, Mean Green Kitchen All Surface Cleaner is tough on grease and grime and leaves an energizing, fresh citrus scent throughout my kitchen. It is also safe to use throughout the rest of your home to remove tough stains, grease, grime, food stains, dirt, soap scum, pet stains, and more, because there is NO bleach, acid, or ammonia. I love that this one product can do so many things! During the holidays especially, I don’t have time to think about using multiple cleaning products, so I am glad that I can use one product to help me cover a multitude of tasks! 

Don’t forget about the affordability of Mean Green products! Mean Green Cleaners can be found at stores like your local Target and Walmart. The Mean Green Kitchen All Surface is priced under $3! What a deal for a product that does so many things!

If you need a product that can help with your holiday cleanup, I highly suggest that you give Mean Green Kitchen All Surface Cleaner a try. I would love to hear your thoughts! I think it is going to be one of your new favorites! Happy Cleaning and Happy Holidays!

Want to check out all of the Mean Green Cleaner products? They have an a product for everything! GO HERE to see the products available. Many products are available to purchase at your local retail stores, so be on the lookout the next time that you are shopping.

Stay up to date on all of the latest Mean Green news by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Cleaning My New Home With Mean Green Cleaners! #MeanGreen

Disclosure: I am a Mean Green Cleaner Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

My family and I recently moved into a new home in August. I don’t have to tell you that moving definitely requires a lot of quality cleaning especially in the nooks and crannies of certain areas of the home that have been left uncleaned for long periods of time. Enter Mean Green Cleaners! I personally love all of the Mean Green cleaners that I have tried, but the one that I turn to again and again is the Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser. This product does it all! It is a powerful, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser that can get grease out and eliminate grime from most surfaces. In fact, it even works on fabric and concrete! No wonder it has been a trusted brand for over 20 years! This is my go-to product as it can be used to clean just about everything, inside and outside the home! 

The Bathroom– Using Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser in the bathroom is key! Since I have a house full of boys, I don’t have to tell you that they can be quite messy when it comes to the bathroom. Because this is a multi-purpose product, it allows me to have clean toilets and sinks without putting much or little elbow grease into it. This product also works great for the shower and tub. I have found that if you spray the product on and let it set for a couple of minutes, the grime will literally wipe away! I also love the pleasant fragrance; it makes everything smell so fresh in a room that can be quite stinky!

The Kitchen– When we moved into our home, the kitchen was the room that needed the most help. Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser definitely lived up to its name. I was able to clean the oven, counters, sink and even floors all with this one product! The grease that had built up on the oven and stovetop was gone within just a few sprays and wipes! Once again, this product works best on grease if you spray it on then let it set for a few minutes. When you wipe it off, it will literally glide off. Cleaning has never been easier! I love how one product has many uses, yet is so powerful and effective! 

The Laundry Room– Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser can even be used to aid in soiled laundry and to pre-treat tough stains. You can even add add ¼ cup directly to your wash. As with any product, I would suggest that you test for colorfastness before use. How many cleaners and degreasers can you use as a pre-treater as well? This is one awesome product! 

The best part about Mean Green Cleaners? Their affordability! Mean Green Cleaners can be found at stores like your local Walmart and the Mean GreenSuper Strength Cleaner & Degreaser is priced under $3! What a deal for a product that does so many things!

Want to check out all of the Mean Green Cleaner products? They have an a product for everything! GO HERE to see the products available. Many products are available to purchase at your local retail stores, so be on the lookout the next time that you are shopping.

Stay up to date on all of the latest Mean Green news by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Until next time! Have fun cleaning with Mean Green! I would love to hear which Mean Green Cleaner product is your favorite!

Experience the Rescue, Rehab & Release Efforts at Clearwater Marine Aquarium + Tampa Bay Resident Special!

Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets and a tour to Clearwater Marine Aquarium in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I often feel that living here in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, we sometimes take for granted the most remarkable attractions that we have right in our back yard. One such example for my family and I is Clearwater Marine Aquarium. I cannot believe that we have never visited this remarkable facility until this past Saturday.

Many of you may be familiar with Clearwater Marine Aquarium as it has been made famous by Winter the Dolphin. She is the bottlenose dolphin with a prosthetic tale, and her story and experience have been portrayed in The Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 movies. Winter, along with her dolphin friend Hope live at Clearwater Marine Aquarium where they, along with many other animals are taken care of by volunteers, trainers and staff.

During our visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, we were given a personal tour by Allie. Allie is one of the many volunteers who give of themselves to help in the rescue, rehab and rehabilitation efforts which is the Aquarium’s number one mission. Once you step into the Aquarium, you can see why it is so easy to immerse yourself into the world of marine life rescue!

Our tour started with a stop by the animal hospital. We were able to see right into the area where animals are brought when they are sick. They have an actual surgical suite and triage where the sick animals are brought to receive treatment from the trained veterinary staff. The care given to these animals truly is remarkable! In the window, were little containers with items that they had pulled from turtles. Many turtles are brought here because they have swallowed huge fishing lines. The veterinary staff is able to remove them and to rehab the turtles. The picture below portrays just some of the reasons why animals are brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Look at the wall of Sea Turtles that the Aquarium has brought back to rehabilitation!

From here, we moved along and saw the kitchen where they prepare the food for the animals. They have huge freezers filled with food, and staff are there very early every morning to prepare healthy and delicious meals for the animals. Some of the animals will eat pounds of fish each day! One of the fun facts that I learned on our tour…they feed Jell-O to the dolphins, otters and pelicans to help them with their fluid intake. How cute is that?

We loved meeting Thelma and Louise two Nurse Sharks on our tour. Did you know that Nurse Sharks are actually bottom dwellers? This means that you will more than likely find them “resting” on the bottom of the ocean floor during the day since they are nocturnal animals. Nurse sharks can grow to be as long as 13 feet and weigh as much as 330 pounds! Wow!

Of course no trip to Clearwater Marine Aquarium is complete without seeing Winter and Hope! It was hard for me to get a good picture in the lighting, but here is Winter playing! You can see where her tail is cut off. In the photo below you can see Winter’s prosthetic that attaches to her tail. This has greatly helped to aid in her rehabilitation! If you have not seen the Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 movies, they are a must! These movies will tell you the story of how Winter was hurt and brought to the aquarium for rehabilitation. Since our trip on Saturday, my boys have watched both movies twice!

We also got to meet pelicans Ricky, Tyndall, Skylar and Matthew. Pelicans are such beautiful creatures!

The aquarium is in the middle of a huge renovation! If you visit right now, you will see that they are in the process of giving Winter a new home! There will be a new rescued dolphin complex, dolphin observation window and much more! You can see more details of the expansion HERE.

As you walk around the aquarium, you can’t help but feel the love that the everyone has not only for Winter, but for all of the animals as well. If you have never visited Clearwater Marine Aquarium, I highly suggest that you plan a trip in the very near future to see what their mission of rescue, rehab and release is all about! You will not be disappointed!

I want to send a huge thank you to Allie and the staff at Clearwater Marine Aquarium for making our trip so enjoyable! They also gifted our family with 2 huge bags of stuffed animals, books, mugs and other goodies that we have been loving! Thank you!

Tampa residents, I have one sweet deal for you! Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is showing appreciation for their Tampa Bay neighbors! 

To show appreciation for local residents, CMA is featuring a special admission offer for the month of September. This offer applies to residents of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Manatee and Pasco counties. Click HERE for more details. 

  • $14.99 – Adults
  • $9.99 – Kids 12 and under
  • FREE – Children 2 and under

In addition, September 22-23 and 29-30 CMA is celebrating with Hopetember. YOU can give hope to the community with the RCS Pinellas Food Drive benefiting people and pets. Bring a non-perishable canned food item, or canned or dry dog or cat food to benefit RCS Pinellas and receive discounted general admission.

Discounted admission for Hopetember:

  • $12.99 – Adults/Seniors
  • $9.99 – Kids 12 and under
  • FREE – Children 2 and under

This is a great time to visit CMA if you have never done so! My boys are already asking me when we are going back!

Be sure to follow CMA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all of the latest news and promotional offers!