At Shedd Aquarium, our mission is to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world. 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. Don't miss the See the aquatic presentation, starring the dolphins, belugas and more.
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. Two million annual visitors can’t be wrong: Shedd Aquarium is the "must-sea" destination in Chicago!