Oh my! Look what a difference a year makes!
Our first stop was the porcupine exhibit. She still hasn't gotten over her porcupine obsession and insisted that we visit it first.
Emerson does love seeing the animals but I think she loves the gift shops, statues and other random stuff even more.
We spent quite a bit of time at the polar bear exhibit. She looked at the actual polar bears for about 5 seconds and then spent the rest of the time playing.
They have little caves that the kids can crawl through. It was probably her favorite part of the whole day.
Another big hit is the Sky Safari. It's basically just an open air gondola. We rode it 4 times and she was just as giddy each time.
I also took her to a 4d movie. It was only about 15 minutes long so it was perfect. The special effects were really fun but I have to admit that parts of it were a little scary for Emerson- especially when the dinosaurs roared right in our faces.
We finished off our day with a giant ice cream cone because that's what you do for half birthdays!