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Sunday morning with our fishy friends

We were up and out early this morning to head over to the Shedd Aquarium.

This was A.’s first trip, and we were all pretty excited. We were reluctant to pay the museum’s steep admission prices and parking fees, so we’d been trying to snag a museum pass from our local library branch for months with no luck.

I was thrilled when I learned that our Alderman was hosting a special day for residents in our ward that included half price adult admissions. We got there early and grabbed a prime spot at the least expensive museum campus lot. All told, we paid less than half what we would any other day.

It was a truly wonderful morning. The aquarium was really pretty quiet, leaving us time and space to wander freely, linger in the children’s area and scope out the awesome Jellies exhibit we’d been excited to see.

A. loved it. She was totally absorbed watching the fish, whales and dolphins. She liked the play area and had fun looking for frogs and turtles in the exhibits.

watching dolphins
The grownups had fun too, and both of us found the Jellies exhibit to be pretty cool. It made for some cool photos, too! The aquarium doesn’t allow flash photography and my low-light photo skills are basic at the most, but I still grabbed some cool shots, thanks in part to the cool, colorful displays.

jellies 1
jellies 2
jellies 3

We all had a blast! It was one of those days that reminds us why we love Chicago so much.

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  1. Love jellyfishes, they are amazing 🙂

  2. Andy – it was a small exhibit, but super cool. I had no idea there were so many different types of jellyfish!

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