Fantasea begins with Shedd Aquarium

| June 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

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There’s so much to see and do in Shedd Aquarium’s renovated Oceanarium. Welcome back the beloved beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, and Alaska sea otters, and say hello to some new faces in the Oceanarium family, including two California sea lions, temperate weather penguins, a new Pacific white-sided dolphin and several Pacific Northwest fishes. Then, take a voyage through a hands-on adventure in the Aquarium’s first-ever permanent, kid-friendly exhibit Polar Play Zone.

“In addition to featuring animal favorites like penguins, beluga whales, dolphins and sea otters, Polar Play Zone offers a new experience at Shedd: a chance for children to learn through play. Children will move, create and pretend; they’ll touch live animals and even splash in water. Young children and their families will make discoveries and have lots of fun as they encounter nature’s opposites—big and small, cold and warm, rough and smooth—and learn about wide-ranging habitats and contrasting adaptations. Connecting with animals through play will inspire our youngest guests to care—the first step toward making a difference.”

Summer Hours: Memorial Day through Labor Day, May 25 through Sept. 7, 2009
Weekdays  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekends  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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