Manila Ocean Park – Exciting Kids and Adults Alike

Everyone close to me knows that I am a frustrated vet. I’ve always loved exploring and understanding the lives and behaviors of animals. I always cried on movies where the dog, or cat, or tiger, or turtle either dies or is lost and tormented.

So take a day off from life’s cruelties and get yourself your Manila Ocean Park pass (different prices with different inclusions). Either you buy the tickets from MOP itself, or from websites like metrodeal and ensogo, it’s a sure fire hit!

Manila Ocean Park - Entrance Tickets

Manila Ocean Park – Entrance Tickets

I am wide-eyed as a a child when I see animal stuffed toys from Blue Magic, and it’s a secret dream to own one of those life-sized tigers from their store. I am a curious kid who would always tune in to animal planet or read national geographic magazines.

Child, and child-like, would surely appreciate this place =)

Child, and child-like, would surely appreciate this place =)

The Manila Ocean Park is a good start!

1st stop: Oceanarium

1st stop: Oceanarium

First off was the Birds of Prey and then the Oceanarium, it is an outdoor display of fishes, with description of each fish. It is both educational and fun to be in this place.

Manila Ocean Park - Birds of Prey (Philippine Eagle)

Manila Ocean Park – Birds of Prey (Philippine Eagle)

Koi Feeding at the Oceanarium

Koi Feeding at the Oceanarium

When you go inside, you will find fish in their respective mini aquarium, in blue background so it would appear as if we’re looking at the ocean itself.

Percula Crownfish aka Nemo

Percula Crownfish aka Nemo

It would be best to start from one point and continue going the other direction. There are a lot of kids and their families, so please be patient if you get stepped on, or if you smell sweaty kids. After all, this is their place. =)

Who can guess what this fish is? Tell me, because I didn't take notes. =(

Who can guess what this fish is? Tell me, because I didn’t take notes. =(

If you go deeper, you’ll meet the sting rays, sharks, and other sea creatures.

Into the Deep!!  Shark Attack

Into the Deep!! Shark Attack

Trails to Antarctica and the Snow Village

Penguins Time!!

Penguins Time!!

You can stay there as long as you can bear the cold.

Told you no one can stand the cold that long. =)

Manila Ocean Park – Snow Village Told you no one can stand the cold that long. =)

South American Sea Lion showcases 2 female sea lions for about 15-20 minutes, doing tricks like applauding, dancing, and recovering things thrown at the pool.

Manila Ocean Park - The Sea Lion Show (instagram photo)

Manila Ocean Park – The Sea Lion Show (instagram photo)

Dancing Jellies – the lights made maximum effect on the seemingly dancing jellies, along with the zen-filled music running in the background.

Colors Change along the music

Manila Ocean park – Colors Change along the music

Other people who may have already been to the MOP thought that this was boring. But for me, it touched the “poet” in me and I could sit there forever watching the jellies and write the saddest poems, the most hopeful letters, the most emotional essays. It was a room I didn’t wanna leave.

Look at that Beauty

Manila Ocean Park – Look at that Beauty

The fish spa will give your feet the feeling of being “massaged” by small fish which would take off the dead skins on your feet, and for some, LEGS!! It’s ticklish and relaxing at the same time.

Fish Spa in Manila Ocean Park

Fish Spa in Manila Ocean Park

Lastly, and my favorite part, is Yexel’s Toy Museum which houses Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Spiderman, Superman, Minions, Star Wars and Iron Man.

Yexel's Toy Museum in Manila Ocean Park

Yexel’s Toy Museum in Manila Ocean Park

Yexel's Toy Museum in Manila Ocean Park

Yexel’s Toy Museum in Manila Ocean Park

Yexel's Toy Museum in Manila Ocean Park

Yexel’s Toy Museum in Manila Ocean Park

So, bring your kids, and the once-young to the Manila Ocean Park and experience for yourself what fun and excitement we had when we were there.

Have fun!!!

Yexel's Toy Museum in Manila Ocean Park

Yexel’s Toy Museum in Manila Ocean Park

Manila Ocean Park - Yexel's Toy Museum

Manila Ocean Park – Yexel’s Toy Museum

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