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Who We Are

Here, there and everywhere, Shedd Aquarium is committed to supporting a world thriving with aquatic life, sustained by people who love, understand and protect it. See how we're working with partners and peers around the world to spark curiosity, compassion and conservation for the aquatic animal world.

Vision and Mission Meet Shedd's Leaders

“It’s a vision Shedd Aquarium is thrilled to embrace. It’s a vision of hope and action. We hope you join us on the journey.”

BRIDGET COUGHLIN, PH.D., PRESIDENT AND CEO

Shedd Stories 

What's it like to drop everything and rush to Canada to help rescue a stranded beluga whale? Discover yourself with Shedd's stories and updates, sharing everything from new arrivals to animal rescues across the globe!

Press Releases

Discover media tools and the latest news in Shedd's press room!


Work With Us

The animals are the focus at Shedd, but the staff, volunteers, and interns are the aquarium’s most vital resource. From animal care to accounting, find the right opportunity for you! 

“At the end of the day, it's a wonderful feeling that by caring for and teaching people about these amazing animals, I have made a difference in the natural world, a difference we can all make together.”

LAURA BRAKHAGE, MARINE MAMMALS ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST

Annual Reports and Financial Statements

As a not-for-profit organization, Shedd Aquarium publicly discloses financial statements and reports. These reports give depth to Shedd’s mission, stories and practices.

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