Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Day At the Shedd Aquarium

On Sunday, we got up early and went to the Shedd Aquarium. It was Community Week so the general exhibits were free. Nice! We then bought the full package so we could partake in the newly renovated facilities. First up was the exhibition titled Fantasea and it was awful! All theatre. Very little animal interaction. It appear they took the old performance of showcasing the dolphins, whales, sea lions, etc. and melded it with performance. As a result, if felt like the show as more of a theatre production and less about the mammals. Again, not worth it!

What was really funny is while we were waiting for the show to start, Gilbert was enjoying the view out to Lake Michigan where he could see boats, bikers, runners, airplanes, and even a helicopter. Once the show was in full gear, they dropped a curtain that blocked the view out the windows to create additional effect for the show. Little Man was not pleased insisting we "OPEN THE WINDOWS!" Check out the video!

Afterwards, we did walk around more and Little Man did enjoy having his picture taken with the Emperor.

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