Shedd Aquarium's Vision
A world thriving with aquatic life, sustained by people who love, understand and protect it.
Here, there and everywhere, Shedd Aquarium connects nature lovers and animal enthusiasts with the aquatic animal world. Beluga encounters, beach clean-ups and 360 virtual dives with Caribbean reef sharks are all tools that deepen connections with wildlife and work toward this vision.
Shedd Aquarium's Mission
Sparking compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.
What does that mean?
Compassion for animals evokes empathy for all of nature, which is marvelous, robust and equally fragile.
Curiosity highlights how the Shedd experience brings people closer to animals and their ecosystems. We believe that everyone who connects with Shedd has an inner marine biologist, a scientist who wants to learn more, ask questions and simply be amazed.
Conservation underscores the importance of protecting wild species and wild spaces in an urbanizing world. We have research scientists both on site and around the globe advancing our understanding and protecting the natural world.
From the CEO: A Wave of Change at Shedd Aquarium
At Shedd Aquarium, we connect you, as well as millions of guests with the natural world every day.
“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
A historic landmark, Shedd Aquarium honors a proud past while constantly evolving to meet tomorrow’s standards.