Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Shedd Reclaims Attendance Title from the Georgia Aquarium

Crowds line up to enter the Shedd Aquarium, in 2012. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune /January 31, 2013)
In case you missed it last week, one our major "neighbors" reclaimed an impressive distinction (via Chicago Tribune):
The Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years. 
Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent increase from the previous year and about 57,000 more than went to the Georgia Aquarium last year.
Congrats to them!


Anonymous said...

if only Shedd had sharks with freakin' lasers on their heads... I would go every day.

TonyG said...

Congrats to Shedd, but having been to both, there really is no comparison - the Georgia Aquarium is far superior - as far as the viewer experience - to the Shedd. Much more hands on (i.e., being able to touch starfish, mata rays, shell fish, etc.) as part of normal exhibits, not just at special times. And I think it's just the timeframe in which both were built. The Shedd definitely (now) has the retro-30's feel, but that also means smaller displays, whereas Georgia, built in the 2000's, has glass the size of some theater screens - so it's much more impressive to walk through their exhibit spaces.

kanye said...

Yo Shedd, I’m really happy for you…I’ll let you finish. But Georgia has one of the best aquariums of all time! One of the best aquariums of all time!