This is seriously cool as fuck.
That is fucking fantastic.
Reason #44567 why the Georgia Aquarium is completely awesome and you should go if you're ever in the region.
Still the only aquarium I've ever been in with a petting zoo. A petting zoo!
It's not a full aquarium, but in the Seattle Science Center there's a small (maybe 10'x20'?) hands-on lagoon that has fish, anemones, shellfish, and other stuff like that, with an attendant in the middle to answer questions and make sure nobody runs off with crabs or anything.
The Monterey Bay Acquarium has a huge touching exhibit. Mostly tidepool life, which the kids love, and also sting rays (snipped for safety).
The Island Bay Marine Education centre lets you handle starfish, sea slugs, crabs, and other assorted biota. For that matter, the aquarium I visited in Noumea did, as well.
And glowy eyes. Don't forget the glowy eyes.
Wow. They've also got his Little Sister friend made-up and/or postprocessed appropriately to look like the weird "next gen" overemphasised lighting that's all the rage these days.
Holy shit. It wasn't until I saw this comment that I realized that this wasn't a render from Bioshock 2.
From the ebay listing (currently $740, reserve not met): "Creepy Fiancèe shown above is not part of this auction". :oD
Creator's in the Big Daddy suit, his fiancèe is playing the Little Sister.
I love that the auction notes include "batteries not included".
"Walking anywhere in this suit is very difficult, due to the massive crowds of people which will be asking for photographs. Just kick the drill arm on and keep walking; they'll move."