The World Pet Association’s fourth annual Aquatic Experience – Chicago returns to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center with “everything aquatic under one roof” — from saltwater and freshwater fish to marine plants and mammals — November 4 – 6, 2016.
Show attendees will have the opportunity to witness the only traveling sea lion experience in the United States, Sea Lion Splash; see displays of fish from around the world to delight and inspire aquarists of all levels; enjoy exhibits such as a touch tank with small sharks and starfish; enter a Kids Aquarium Contest and more.
Tickets for Aquatic Experience – Chicago, Nov. 4-6, 2016, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center (1551 Thoreau Drive N, Schaumburg, Illinois) are currently on sale. Daily family passes are $25 and individual tickets start at just $10. Children ages five and under are free. For more information, please visit www.aquaticexperience.org.
Sponsored by Aqueon, Coralife, & Kent Marine, Sea Lion Splash offers guests of all ages an up-close experience with sea lions, as well as the opportunity to learn about these amazing mammals through a 30-minute spell binding show hosted by trainer Surfer Joe. A thriving show floor of exhibitors showcases the latest in aquatic trends and products. Educational seminars on hobbyist and retail topics feature aquatic experts addressing intermediate level information to advanced issues.
Additionally, attendees will have the option of watching the American Cichlid Association Fish Competition, Aquatic Experience Aquascaping Live! Contests and the first International Shrimp Competition take place on the main floor.
A list of the educational retail seminars can be found on the convention’s website