Elton Who? Dennis Quaid and His Son Meet Lily the Dolphin

Georgia Aquarium

updated 09/29/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET

originally published 09/30/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET

Looks like Dennis Quaid has discovered the perfect remedy for long hours on movie sets: a break with a bottlenose dolphin!

The actor, who’s filming the romantic comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting in the Atlanta area, spent some quality time with son Thomas Boone during a behind-the-scenes tour at the Georgia Aquarium’s Dolphin Tales exhibit on Sept. 19. Together they met Lily the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (who certainly gets around – she met Elton John and his little boy, Zachary, that same week!).

Father and son also climbed up Tropical Diver, a 165-gallon exhibit that features a recreated living reef. Boone was blown away by the exhibit’s wave machine that creates visual effects for people down below and keeps the corals healthy.

But the Ocean Voyager exhibit may have had the most bite: The Quaids saw various species of shark while they were there!

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