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The Shedd Aquarium Sells Out
No, Chicago’s popular aquarium hasn’t agreed to tattoo its dolphins with corporate logos NASCAR-style. But for today, at least, there’s no more room for visitors.
“Shedd Aquarium is sold out for the day,” a Facebook statement announced. “We appreciate everyone who made the trip to visit us today and apologize for any inconvenience. If you plan to visit over the weekend, we recommend purchasing tickets online in advance.”
As the Sun-Times’ Art Golab reported earlier this week, on Tuesday there was a three-hour wait to get in.
Spring break (now) and summer vacation, a Shedd post noted, are two of the busiest times. The same post suggested visiting on weekday mornings — despite the fact that school-age kids (a good portion of the Shedd’s guests) and many working adults are otherwise occupied then.
“We went on Wednesday,” one commenter noted. “The line was so long & it took forever to get in through will call (that line was much shorter, can’t imagine the actual line’s misery) When we finally got in, it was packed and a miserable experience was had by all.”
Carped another, “We were there yesterday..same experience… aweful. very sad we spent all that money and did not get to see everything. we will try again this summer.”
A more upbeat contributor couldn’t understand all the moaning.
“It’s spring break week. The museums were all packed. Seriously, that’s how the city is! Crazy to complain to the venue that too many people went on the same day as you.”