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!
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! >
On an Abbott Oceanarium visit, you might see California sea lions Laguna, Cruz and Ty zooming around Grainger Sea Lion Cove or, as above, piled up for a nap. Even when you can’t see them, you can hear these aquatic predators throughout the Pacific Northwest exhibit when they start vocalizing—and living up to their common name. Read our blog to figure out who’s whom among Shedd’s four sea lions! >
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! >
Want to experience Shedd like an insider? Join one of our experts on this mini-tour of Shedd hotspots! Curious about Ellie the sea otter’s rescue story? Or want to learn more about our 8 belugas? This is your chance to plan the perfect Shedd tour.
Join Shedd for an exciting evening of food, music and dancing at our 12th annual BLU fundraiser. Purchase tickets here!
Take a sip of summer at Jazzin' at the Shedd. Move to the rhythms of Chicago's top jazz musicians and be moved by the rhythms, colors and patterns in Underwater Beauty. Tickets are now available!
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!
Shimmer, color, rhythm, patterns: Beauty comes in every variety, above and below the waves. What beauty catches your eye? Try our quiz to find out—and see yourself transformed with the results!
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.
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Visit coral reefs and flooded rainforests—without getting wet! Explore all of Shedd's amazing exhibits.
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