31 August 2013

Experience Stingray Touch at Shedd Before the Season Ends!



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 AquariumStingray 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).
                    
Additional information about discounts for residents, educators and others is available online at http://www.sheddaquarium.org/discounts.htmlFor more information, please call 312-939-2438 or visitwww.sheddaquarium.org

43 comments:

  1. We tried this in Florida and it was so much fun.

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  2. I encourage anyone who hasn't had the experience of touching a sting ray to do it! I loved going to the sting ray pool at Sea World when I lived in Florida. The texture of them is just amazing.

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  3. I would love to be able to take my niece and nephew to do this! What an experience!

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  4. So cool! We love the Shedd! It is so awesome! We haven't done the sting rays yet though - we'll have to check it out!

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  5. I am not near there, but it looks like a really great experience for children (and adults).

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  6. They have something like this at the Pittsburgh Zoo, our daughter loved it even though one never came close enough to touch.

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  7. how awesome! i have been to the ripleys aquarium in gatlingburg tennessee and loved it!

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  8. What a great experience! I would love to touch a sting ray!

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  9. I would love to pet a stingray! What a great experience.

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  10. I am not near there, but it looks like a really great experience for children and me and hubby.They have something like this at the Pittsburgh Zoo I would love to be able to take my niece and nephew to do this

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  11. I went there in high school, it was a really awesome aquarium!

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  12. How neat! There was a touch a stingray thing at an aquarium near where we lived when I was a kid and I just thought it was the neatest thing ever! ;-)

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  13. How neat! I remember doing this as a kid & thinking it was the neatest thing ever!

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  14. Shedd Aquarium is so nice. When we lived in Monterey, my kids always wanted to go 'pet' the stingrays. My daughter even got to feed them once!
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  15. We visited Shedd Aquarium a couple of years ago and it was really nice. When we were in Monterey, my kids always wanted to go 'pet' the stingrays. My daughter even got to feed one, once!

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  16. It's really sort of crazy that I live within 3 hours of Chicago and have never been. I'd love to visit the Shedd Aquarium. I've heard lots of good things about it.

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  17. I would recommend doing this to anyone. I had this touch experience about 5 years at the Toronto metro zoo and it was such a neat experience.

    kevin Linkie

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  18. I think this is something not just for children to enjoy. Even adults would like it!

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  19. this would be so much fun for my family!

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  20. We visited Shedd's Aquarium when we were in Chicago many years back. Loved it!

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  21. This looks so fun! I used to live in Chicago and loved going to the Shedd!

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  22. I actually just went to Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach this past weekend and we got to pet stingrays and bamboo sharks and horseshoe crabs. It was fun! The bamboo sharks feel like a snake.

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  23. Did this at Mandalay Bay in Vegas. They feel so very strange and alien. I highly recommend getting to your local aquarium and doing something like this, especially if you have kids.

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  24. I would love to watch them, but I am not sure I would touch. I don't know why they scare me, I have touched other scary creatures.

    april yedinak

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  25. This looks like a pretty cool experience. They also have stingrays you can touch at Brookfield zoo.

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  26. I wished to live that way for the family to experience that, so cool !

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  27. I love this! I've taken my son to do this at a few different animal parks and he was thrilled. Of course, I love the sting rays too.

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  28. This looks like a great experience for all ages. Would love to go and visit.

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  29. I have never seen them up so close in real life, I would be scared to touch them.

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  30. That sounds like a great place to take the kids. I always enjoyed the aquarium when I was young.

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  31. Such a fun experience! For those of you in California they have (or at least had)this exhibit at the Fresno County Zoo.

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  32. Such a great experience!! For those of you in CA, they have (or at least had) this exhibit at the Fresno County Zoo!

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  33. that a great ecperience i had a great experience when i was younger when my school always take the younger kids to to the aquarium

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  34. We live in Orlando and go to Sea World quite often. The stingrays have always been a favorite.

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  35. We did this at the Newport Aquarium in Cincinnati. Touching the Stingrays was really neat. If you get the chance to go to Shedd, I would go. I love that Aquarium.

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  36. looks like a lot of fun.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  37. i love to go do this with the family denise smith denise226@verizon.net

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