It takes place Nov. 3-5.

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(Press Release) CHICAGO — The only traveling sea lion experience in the U.S., Sea Lion Splash, will return to the Chicago area for the World Pet Association’s fifth annual Aquatic Experience – Chicago, Nov. 3-5 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.

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Aquatic Experience – Chicago will feature the ability able to interact with sea lions up close.

Show attendees will be able to interact with sea lions up close and enjoy additional must-sea programs, including piranha tanks, Fish from Around the World displays, a Kids Aquarium Contest and “everything aquatic under one roof.”

Tickets for Aquatic Experience – Chicago are now on sale. Individual tickets start at $10 and children ages 5 and under are free. For more information, visit

The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center is at 1551 Thoreau Drive N. in Schaumburg, IL.

Sponsored by Sponsored by Aqueon/Coralife/Kent Marine, Sea Lion Splash offers guests of all ages an up-close experience with sea lions, as well as the opportunity to learn about these amazing mammals through a 30-minute spell binding show hosted by trainer Surfer Joe.

The World Pet Association is the oldest industry organization promoting responsible growth and development of the companion pet and related products and services. WPA is the host of America’s Family Pet Expo, the world’s largest consumer pet and pet products expo, held annually in Costa Mesa, CA. The organization also produces SuperZoo, an annual pet industry trade show that showcases a comprehensive collection of exhibits and offers a variety of informative educational seminars, and Atlanta Pet Fair, the Southeast’s largest competition and trade show for the professional pet stylist. For more information, visit


Friday, Nov. 3: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 4: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 5: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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