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A track record for innovation honors and awards.

  •  Old Town Aquarium helped lead the way with new filtration and maintenance systems that make aquarium keeping much easier and more enjoyable than ever before. 


  • Old Town Aquarium has received Chicago Magazine’s sought-after “#1 in Chicago” award, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun Times as well as on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX.


  • Old Town Aquarium also supports reef studies by giving rare specimens to industry professionals and photographers like the world-renowned Scott Michael.


  • Television and Hollywood rely on Old Town Aquarium for expert aquatic production work, including projects for several prime-time commercials and stocking the shark tank in the hit feature film, Home Alone 2.


  • Chicago’s internationally-acclaimed Shedd Aquarium has received numerous specimens from Old Town Aquarium through the years, as well as use of enlarged feature-photographs of the store’s planted freshwater exhibit for a backdrop to Shedd’s ‘Amazon Rising” exhibit.


  • Old Town Aquarium also installed and maintains a freshwater exhibit at Chicago’s famed Museum of Science and Industry and has supplied public institutions across the nation with live specimens.

Old Town Aquarium is more than a hobbyists haven, it is a nationally-recognized leader in the field. Some highlights:

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