Summer is almost over. It is sad, but there is no stopping the march of time. Before summer fades to fall (again, nothing you can do about it), don’t miss the opportunity to feel the wonder and underwater grace of stingrays in the hands-on experience at Shedd Aquarium, Stingray Touch, open through October 2013.
Located under a tented structure on the aquarium’s south terrace, the 18,000-gallon habitat features approximately 40 cownose rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) and yellow rays (Urobatis jamaicensis). The diamond-shaped cownose ray glides through the water with a wingspan of up to 3 feet long. Guests have exceptional views of the rays’ natural behaviors across the 80-foot-long and 22-foot-wide habitat.
Guided by Shedd staff, the 15-minute touch experience provides interesting facts about stingrays. This special exhibit is open daily through Labor Day and weekends in September and October (weather permitting). Tickers are available as add-ons to Shedd Pass for $5 per person ($3 for members)