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One-of-a-kind sea lion experience comes to Schaumburg for World Pet Association’s Aquatic Experience

Schaumburg (October 11, 2016) — The only traveling sea lion experience in the United States, Sea Lion Splash, is among the unique exhibits at the World Pet Association’s fourth annual Aquatic Experience – Chicago, Nov. 4 – 6, 2016, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Show attendees will be able to interact with sea lions up close, as well as enjoying additional must-sea programs including: piranha tanks, Fish from Around the World displays, a Kids Aquarium Contest and “everything aquatic under one roof”—from saltwater and freshwater fish to marine plants and mammals.

Tickets for Aquatic Experience – Chicago, Nov. 4-6, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center (1551 Thoreau Drive N, Schaumburg, IL) go on sale to the public in late May. Daily family passes are $25 and individual tickets start at just $10. Children ages five 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, please visit

Sponsored by Aqueon / Coralife / Kent, 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 thirty-minute spell binding show hosted by trainer Surfer Joe. Additional educational seminars at Aquatic Experience – Chicago on hobbyist and retail topics will feature George Blasiola, Chris Buerner, Sanjay Joshi, Oliver Knott, Chris Lukhaup, Richard Ross and Julian Sprung.

The World Pet Association (WPA) is the oldest industry organization promoting responsible growth and development of the companion pet and related products and services. WPA works to inform and educate the general public in order to ensure safe and healthy lifestyles for our animal friends. 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, California. 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, please visit

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