About Washed Ashore
About the art
Learn about the history behind Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea and see how the sculptures are made.
See how Shedd has reduced our plastic use by
70 percent since 2013.
How you can help
Learn how you can keep single-use plastic out of our rivers, lakes and oceans.
Download a Washed Ashore map!
Find your favorite Washed Ashore sculptures when you visit Shedd! (PDF 6 MB)
Go on a Washed Ashore scavenger hunt!
See if you can find these unique items—and think of ways to reduce your own plastic use!
See Washed Ashore in action
How does a plastic shark compare to the real thing? Use the slider below and spot the similarities!