Read in Spanish!
Plankton Revealed is the aquarium’s first bilingual exhibit, with signage fully translated into Spanish.
Peer through the lens of a magnifying glass and get an up-close view of phytoplankton and zooplanktondifficult to spot with the naked eye.
Discover how growing our own live foods here at Shedd helps conserve and protect our blue planet.
Witness larval fishes in the nursery grow and thrive due in part to these miniscule morsels they munch on.
Small Drifters with a Big Role
Jars and tubes of colorful bubbling liquids seem like something out of a science fiction movie. Here at Shedd, it’s not fiction, just science! Plankton Revealed brings a dynamic system that is traditionally behind the scenes to the forefront for all to experience. This interactive exhibit highlights the importance of tiny organisms that could easily be overlooked, like plankton and algae, which serve as the foundation of health and welfare for many species. Discover how zooplankton respond to light, watch larval (baby) seahorses, sea jellies, silversides and other animals eat and develop through different life stages, and observe how this endeavor to grow live foods in- house is benefiting our blue planet.