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Aquatic Experience Chicago

For some fun, fishy entertainment, bring the family to Aquatic Experience Chicago at the Schaumburg Convention Center November 7-9, and stay at the nearby and affordable Elk Grove Chicago Hotel.

Aquatic Experience Chicago brings you all things that live in water, saltwater and fresh, pond and aquatic! There will be educational programs and hobbyist and expert booths displaying everything you ever wanted to know about home aquariums!

Attend the keynote speaker banquet to hear Jeff Gibula, the Zoological Operations Director at Newport Aquarium, in partnership with Shedd Aquarium, speak on “Drop for Drop . . . It’s All Water to Me.” Gibula will draw parallels between public aquariums and the growing home aquarium market in which some hobbyists managed 200 gallon and more tanks.

Enter the Kids Aquarium Contest and design an aquarium that bests matches the entrants’ personalities. Enjoy the Fancy Guppy Competition, as contestants vie for $1,500 in prize money! Other contests include large and small tank displays and Aquascaping! Come face to face with live sharks! Enjoy seminars that cover beginning, intermediate and advanced aquarium skills, including building home aquariums, plantings, breeding of fish, lighting and much more!

The Schaumberg Convention Center is located at 1551 North Thoreau Drive in Schaumburg. For tickets and more information, go to

The Elk Grove Chicago Hotel, located just minutes away from Aquatic Experience Chicagoand O’Hare Airport, offers affordable, comfortable rooms with amenities such as an indoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Our local shuttle can take you to Woodfield Mall, Rosemont Theatre and O’Hare Field. Ask about our Park, Stay and Fly special rates!


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