Friday, March 5, 2010
The Shedd Aquarium is oh-so-cool!
Last night, Mike and I went to the Shedd Aquarium in downtown Chicago for an Ohio State Alumni event. (We're still searching for University of Wyoming Alumni events. I'll keep you updated. :) It was the coolest experience! If you haven't been to the aquarium, you have to go. Here are some of the pictures I took. The bright orange and white fish photograph so well. (I think this one is Nemo's much bigger cousin named Sumo). Also, look at that cute little frog, he's neon green! They had all sorts of frogs in different colors I had never seen before. Isn't the Eel creepy? He and the other Eels live in these little caves, and pop their heads out when you walk by. (They kind of remind me of the people on Michigan Avenue always trying to give you a handout with ways to save money/save yourself/save others.)
What's really neat about the Shedd is the architecture. It was built in the 1930's, and the details are simply beautiful. When you look up at the ceiling, you'll notice someone carved out little crabs or seashells. It makes you wish that they still made buildings like that. They also have a dolphin and whale exhibit with a new baby whale.
If you're on a budget like mine, with your only income coming from selling Coach Purses on EBay, the Shedd offers free days. Unfortunately, we missed several in February, but they still have several more throughout the year.
Sept. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28;
Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26; and
Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30.