Exhibits & Experiences Press Kit

At Shedd Aquarium, animals connect you to the living world, inspiring you to make a difference. From whales to snails, tarantulas to turtles, you’ll meet 32,000 creatures from aquatic habitats around the world. Explore Shedd’s Abbott Oceanarium, where you can get face to face with beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, sea lions and penguins. Polar Play Zone is a permanent exhibit where kids and their families can play, pretend and discover through hands-on activities. See the aquatic show, starring the dolphins, belugas and more, and don't miss the Amphibians special exhibit.

Then talk to a diver in the 90,000-gallon Caribbean Reef, take a walk through a flooded forest in Amazon Rising and watch sharks swimming overhead in Wild Reef. Don't miss visiting with Granddad, the oldest fish in any aquarium or zoo in the world! Two million annual visitors can’t be wrong: Shedd Aquarium is the "must-sea" destination in Chicago!

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Recent news

Shedd Aquarium welcomes two rare Bahamian rock iguanas

Bahamian IguanaShedd Aquarium is proud to welcome two Exuma Island Rock Iguanas into its care. Among the most critically endangered lizards in the world – only 2,000 remain in the wild – the Exuma Island Iguana is at extreme risk of extinction. Guests can learn more about these amazing animals as part of the aquarium’s Islands and Lakes gallery. Continue Reading>

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Jump for joy! Shedd Aquarium's new exhibit Amphibians opens May 16

Surinam Horned ToadThey live in treetops, deserts and swamps, grow to several feet long or to only the size of a quarter, and outsmart their predators by looking like a leaf or by poisoning them. Amphibians are among the most fascinating and diverse animals groups in the world as well as the most threatened – and can now be seen for a limited time at Shedd Aquarium’s new special exhibit, Amphibians, opening this Saturday. Continue Reading>

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