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Note: A limited number of each voucher is available. These deals may sell out before the "Time to Buy" has expired. Vouchers can be redeemed starting Friday, April 12, through June 30, 2013. Advance registration required, all sales final. Shedd Aquarium's refund and cancellation policy can be viewed here. Beluga Encounters take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Trainer for a Day takes place Friday and Saturday only. Participants must be at least 12 years old; Beluga Encounter participants must also be 60 inches tall. Children ages 12-15 must be accompanied by a participating paid adult. No photography or video recording. See below for full terms and conditions.
When Chicago's iconic Shedd Aquarium introduced their Extraordinary Experiences program to visitors, it was met with fanfare: Crain's Chicago Business called the Beluga Encounter "a hit," while the Chicago Tribune praised the Trainer for a Day program as "awesome ... [like] an amazing dream." With this offer, Travelzoo subscribers have the unique opportunity to be among the few people to reserve these once-in-a-lifetime encounters for half off, starting at $125. For $125, regularly $250, take part in the Beluga Encounter program: Visitors will learn about animal care and feeding from a beluga expert. Following that, whale enthusiasts will strap on some waders, get into the water and meet one of the Shedd's adult beluga whales -- the whale will swim right up to visitors, where they'll be able to interact with the whale, perhaps tickle its tongue and even work with the trainer to help the whale perform a few training techniques. For $175, regularly $350, go behind the scenes to become a Trainer for a Day: This four-hour immersive experience includes feeding and care for many marine animals, including dolphins, penguins, sea lions, otters and the Shedd's belugas. Visitors will work side by side with a Shedd trainer to prepare meals, learn about the training process, spend some recreation time with animals and maintain their habitats while surrounded by wildlife. This offer includes admission to the aquarium as well, so after getting hands-on in the animal habitats, subscribers can wander the exhibits and observe the wildlife with a brand new perspective. All participants will also receive a framed photograph of themselves during the experiences, to accompany the lifelong memory of this truly unique experience; additional photos are available for purchase. Terms and ConditionsVouchers can be redeemed starting Friday, April 12 through June 30, 2013. Reservations are required and subject to availability. To reserve a Beluga Encounter, call 312-692-2730; to reserve a Trainer For A Day experience, call 312-692-3224 and reference voucher. Beluga Encounters can be reserved on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; morning and afternoon sessions are available. Sessions last 90 minutes. Trainer experiences can be reserved on Fridays and Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. This voucher is for a date-specific event. Once the voucher is purchased, no refunds will be given. Participants who need to reschedule the session may do so up to 10 days before the scheduled encounter. Cancelling within 10 days before scheduled session will result in full forfeiture of payment and the program will not be rescheduled. If a participant needs to cancel the program and is unable to reschedule, no refund will be made. Participants must be at least 12 years old; Beluga encounter participants must also be 60 inches tall. Children ages 12-15 must be accompanied by a participating paid adult. No photography or video recording. Limit 4 vouchers can be purchased per person; 4 additional vouchers may be purchased as gifts. Not valid on products. Gratuity and tax, if applicable, are not included. This deal cannot be combined with any other offer. Must be used in 1 visit.
An aquarium visit soothes the soul with visions of ambling fish and bubbling tanks that call to mind the gestation pods in which all human life begins. Come full circle with this GrouponLive deal to the Shedd Aquarium. For $32, you get two Shedd Passes (up to a $28.95 value each) with two admissions to the Jellies exhibit (a $3 value each; up to a $63.90 total value). This option is valid for daytime admission through Monday, December 24. The Shedd is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Crystalline ...
You've fraternized with fish in Lake Michigan, but those minute minnows pale in comparison to the sea's most charismatic creatures. Provide an up-close animal encounter with today's deal from Shedd Aquarium. For $24 (regularly $48), you'll enjoy express entry and admission for one person to all exhibits -- including the aquatic show and Jellies -- and experience a 50-minute, behind-the-scenes tour with an animal care staff member. Take the once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the next (sea) level with a 90-minute Beluga Encounter for $125 (regularly $250), where ages 10 and older (age 10 to 15 must be accompanied by a paying adult) can meet and care for the friendly mammals and receive a special framed photo. Or, visitors ages 12 and older (age 12 to 15 must be accompanied by a paying adult) can become a Trainer for a Day for $175 (regularly $350) and explore what it's like to train and care for dolphins, belugas, sea otters, sea lions, and penguins in their habitats. After a day of marine memories at this popular destination, you'll have a whale of a tale to tell your friends. Want more? Check out Shedd Aquarium on Facebook.
Thanks for checking in! Your prize: a free jellies phone wallpaper! Shedd's new Jellies exhibit opens April 15! To redeem go to www.sheddaquarium.org/mobile in your mobile browser. Unlocked every check-in
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