Add a hands-on experience to your end of summer to-do list before Stingray Touch closes
WHAT: As summer fades to fall, don’t miss the opportunity to feel the wonder and underwater grace of stingrays in the hands-on experience at Shedd Aquarium, Stingray Touch, open through October 2013. Located under a tented structure on the aquarium’s south terrace, the 18,000-gallon habitat features approximately 40 cownose rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) and yellow rays (Urobatis jamaicensis). The diamond-shaped cownose ray glides through the water with a wingspan of up to 3 feet long. Guests have exceptional views of the rays’ natural behaviors across the 80-foot-long and 22-foot-wide habitat.
Guided by Shedd staff, the 15-minute touch experience provides interesting facts about stingrays, including information about how choosing sustainable seafood protects stingrays in global waters.
WHEN: Open daily through Labor Day; Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, weather permitting
WHERE: John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
TICKETS: Add-on to Shedd Pass for $5 per person ($3 for members)
Shedd Passes are also available in advance online for $28.95 per adult; $19.95 per child (ages 3-11).
Stingray Touch is included in the Total Experience Pass – the best one-day value with access to all permanent exhibits, Jellies special exhibit, aquatic show, 4-D Experience and Stingray Touch experience.
Total Experience Passes are available in advance online for $37.95 per adult; $28.95 per child (ages 3-11).