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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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JelliesSpring into action and dive head-first into a visit to Shedd Aquarium! Don’t miss an opportunity to visit the mesmerizing special exhibit, Jellies, and feel the wonder of these mysterious creatures. Continue reading>