Wild Reef

In a crash of waves, splash into a coral reef in the Philippines and get a diver’s-eye view of a diverse marine metropolis.

Spot animals with the most unusual patterns, shapes and textures made expressly to blend in with the dazzling diversity of the reef. Marvel at exotic corals. Witness predators and prey living in harmony. Visit a fishing village where residents saved their reef from destruction — all in this award-winning exhibit.

Wild Reef is home to more sharks, stingrays and live coral than any other exhibit at Shedd.


Explore a Philippine coral reef.


Learn how Shedd grows all of the coral you see here, and works to restore coral reefs around the globe.


Go behind the scenes in Wild Reef with our Shark Feeding Tour!