Friday, October 21, 2011

Hawaii in Chicago This Weekend at Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo

Kanani from Kauai is the most popular 
American Girl Doll of the Year Ever




DISCOVER HAWAII’S NATURE AND MARINE LIFE AT SHEDD AQUARIUM THIS WEEKEND, OCTOBER 22-23

Celebrate the natural beauty and intriguing marine life of the Hawaiian Islands this weekend at Shedd Aquarium. Learn about Hawaii and enjoy FREE family-friendly activities and treats during this special event.  With the regular admission price, guests of the Shedd Aquarium can:

  • Enter to win a trip for two to Hawaii, courtesy of Apple Vacations
  • Create kahili (feather) crafts, petroglyph rubbings, and art with Hawaii stamps with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Learn from the Pacific Whale Foundation about the humpback whales that migrate to Hawaii in winter months and enjoy other interactive activities
  • Explore marine life in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with representatives from Waikiki Aquarium and make a masked angelfish hat
  • Take a look at rare and precious Niihau shells and see how they are strung together to make beautiful jewelry
  • Sample delicious treats from Hawaii, including Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts, Kauai Kookies, Waialua Estate Cacao, Lilikoi Malted Eggs, Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, and Hawaii Kai Salt
  • Make a fresh flower lei
  • Get a temporary Hawaii-inspired tattoo
  • Savor the Hawaii-inspired menu in the Soundings Café and Bubble Net Food Court
  • Plan a Hawaii vacation with travel experts from Apple Vacations 
WHERE                    
John G. Shedd Aquarium
1200 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

WHEN               
Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau is contracted by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state of Hawaii’s tourism agency, for marketing management services in North America. The HTA was established in 1998 to ensure a successful visitor industry well into the future. Its mission is to strategically manage Hawaii tourism in a sustainable manner consistent with the state of Hawaii’s economic goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources, community desires, and visitor industry needs.
 

For more information check out gohawaii.com/perfectmoments 



Saturday, October 22, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
OAHU AT LINCOLN PARK ZOO’S “SPOOKY ZOO SPECTACULAR”

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark Street.  Come and join in on some haunted Hawaii fun at Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual “Spooky Zoo Spectacular.” This family-friendly event provides a free, safe and family-friendly environment for kids to dress up in their favorite costume and learn about animals, make crafts, enjoy entertainment, and collect goodies. Keep an eye out for the Oahu area, featuring fun Hawaii keiki (children) crafts and island treats. This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.lpzoo.org for more information.

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