Gator Experience Joins WPA’s Aquatic Experience - Chicago 2015
The world’s only traveling gator experience, Gator Encounters, is among the new exhibits at the World Pet Association’s third annual Aquatic Experience - Chicago, Nov. 6-8, 2015, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.
Show attendees will be able to interact with gators up close at a touch tank, enjoy new live octopus and piranha tanks, Fish from Around the World displays, the Kids Aquarium Contest, saltwater and freshwater fish, pond and aquatic plants, and more.
Tickets are on sale now: Daily family passes are $25; individual tickets, $10; children ages 5 and under are free. Registration for the Kids Aquarium Contest for children ages 5-16 is $5 and includes a 10-gallon aquarium kit plus a wristband for free admission to the show floor with a paying adult. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit aquaticexperience.org.
Gator Encounters offers guests of all ages an up-close experience with a touch tank and a display of adult alligators, as well as daily educational “Gator Talks.” Additional educational hobbyist and retail seminar topics will feature Keynote Speaker Frank Reece of Blue Zoo, along with aquatic experts George Blasiola, Heiko Bleher, Charles Delbeek, Patrick Donston, Hans-Georg Evers, Sanjay Joshi, Oliver Knott, Paul Loiselle, Oliver Lucanus, Steve Lundblad, Joe Olenik, Julian Sprung, Tony Vargas and Greg Wittstock. Seminars range from intermediate-level information to advanced topics.