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While we LOVE this place, I need to have a little rant after our visit yesterday.  Why does every exhibit in the aquarium need it’s own ipad thingy on the wall next to it? It’s so distracting for kids.  They were all crowded round the screens, pressing at them, and not looking at the wonderful, live animals in the tanks.  I’m not sure the kids got any useful information from these screens.  Even when used properly, they just have snippets of disjointed information that flash up and down almost too quickly to read. It was a perfect example of how technology can actually undermine education.  I think the experience would be far better if they replaced these touch screens with more old-fashioned, and more informative, displays that don’t become the main attractions.

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