Looking for some animal fun? Check out some of our favorite videos and blogs from across the aquarium. Then plan your next visit to Shedd to start making stories of your own!
Sea otters and a slide? This video hardly needs introduction—enjoy some spirited otter play, all part of their expert daily care! But, sea otters and other endangered and threatened species need your help. Click here to show your support for the federal Endangered Species Act>
Penguins are born with a fluffy down that they slowly shed, growing in waterproof feathers. This allows them to swim and dive, which our little penguin chick did for the first time, with mom and dad nearby! This chick is now in the penguin habitat in our Polar Play Zone! Swing on by to see it this weekend >
A few years ago, the Shedd Aquarium Animal Health team took a video with an endoscope of sea horse babies inside this male’s pouch as part of an exam. In the animal world, seahorse males are the ones who get pregnant. The female lays her eggs in his pouch, where he fertilizes them and carries the developing young until they hatch. Then he gives birth in an explosion of tiny but fully formed seahorses! You can learn more about Shedd's research with seahorses here! >
Shedd aquarist Eve handed off a GoPro to our giant Pacific octopus, Rizzo, for some enrichment and got a unique look at her perspective! Dive into this view from the water. Did you know an octopus has about 2240 suckers on its 8 arms? Learn more on our Octopus Facts page! >
Our living world is full of wonder. Celebrate with us the unbelievable beauty living in our oceans, lakes and rivers in a new special exhibit at Shedd Aquarium: Underwater Beauty, now open!
Get a sneak peak at Shedd’s new website and participate in a 60-minute feedback session. Participants will receive $50 and two free tickets to Shedd.
At our Asleep with the Fishes overnights, you'll spend the night exploring the aquarium to learn about animals through a scavenger hunt, an aquatic presentation and more! New dates added for Fall!
Looking for some animal fun? Check out some of our favorite videos and blogs from across the aquarium.
Join Shedd members in supporting our conservation efforts in the field and top-quality care for the 32,000 animals that call Shedd home.
Save 53% off Chicago’s 5 best attractions, plus get priority entry! Learn more about Chicago CityPASS.
Visit coral reefs and flooded rainforests—without getting wet! Explore all of Shedd's amazing exhibits.
See the schedule of everything happening during your day at Shedd!