Abbott Oceanarium

The Abbott Oceanarium immerses you in the vibrant coastal ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest. As you stroll along the coast, encounter beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea lions and sea otters. You’ll also find a host of fishes and invertebrates that make their homes where freshwater flows into the ocean or where tides turn seascapes to landscapes and back again each day.

Take a seat and catch Shedd’s aquatic presentation in the Rice Ampitheater, or check out Polar Play Zone, a place to learn through play for our youngest guests.

the Pacific Northwest.

Dive deeper
to the underwater viewing gallery, part of the Polar Play Zone.

Attend our aquatic presentation and learn how we care for our animals every day.