Monday, July 15, 2013

Shedd Aquarium

Ant took Thursday and Friday off of work. The only thing on his summer bucket list this year was taking Harry to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. So Thursday morning we hopped on the CTA train and made our way to the Museum Campus to visit all the fishies and marine life at the Shedd.

It took what felt like forever to get down there and by the time we finally got inside we were all starving. We made a beeline for one of the restaurants and ordered sandwiches for the three of us. We chose to eat at the sit down restaurant in the Aquarium and the service was so slow. The food was good, so that made up for it a bit, but we still spent way more time in there than we had anticipated.

Once we were all fed and happy we moseyed around the aquarium for a couple hours. The place was pretty crowded so it was a little difficult to really enjoy the different exhibits at times.

Here are a few pictures. Flash photography isn't allowed inside the aquarium and most rooms are kept pretty dark so the quality is pretty bad.

You could reach your hand in and touch the giant sturgeon fish

Sparkly rainbow colored piranha 

Colorful coral


Part of the coral growing exhibit

I think I'd been to the Shedd just once before, but my memory's a little hazy on it. If I have, it's been at least 20 years so it was neat to go back. Harry pointed out a few of the fish but was more interested in people watching it seemed.

Hope you had a nice weekend!

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