The Shedd Aqaurium has an interesting ticket system, in which the museum is sectioned off into sections, with increasing ticket prices for adding access to different exhibits. The City Pass came in very handy, allowing me to visit all the exhibits and watch a 4D film. Unfortunately, the Stingray Touch is open only seasonally, but not in March. I did get the chance to visit all of the other permanent exhibits, including the habitats containing beluga whales and white-sided dolphins. I have to admit - I spent a good hour or two, just watching the dolphins swim by and play around. The aquarium also has an oceanarium, in which aquatic shows were held, very unique for an aquarium. The story of Luna the sea otter was also told, one that had gone viral a few weeks back, when the pup was rescued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and transferred to Shedd for extensive care.
The sunset was gorgeous, but the best part had to be the view of downtown in late twilight to dark. With a the recognizable skyscrapers in the distance, the sky was a stunning combination of pink, purple, and orange, extending across the horizon. After dark, all the city lights were on, a bright contrast to the dark night sky. Playing with photo filters gave beautiful images, accentuating the contrast,