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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 Jellies 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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Shedd Aquarium offers a ho-ho-host of holiday fun

holiday breakfastThere's no place like Shedd Aquarium for the holidays! Guests are invited to explore and connect with animals in a wintery, watery wonderland, create magical memories with the aquatic show, Holiday One World, and keep an eye out for Santa, who will be making an appearance at Shedd throughout the holiday season. Continue reading>

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