The Shedd Aquarium features several permanent exhibits, including Amazon Rising, Caribbean Reef, Waters of the World, Wild Reef, Stingray Touch, and the Abbott Oceanarium.
Amazon Rising is an amazing 8,600-square-foot walk-through recreation of a flooded forest of the Amazon River and the surrounding jungle and features over 250 species of animals, including piranhas, anacondas, freshwater stingrays, spiders, and caimans.
Built in 1971, the Caribbean Reef exhibit features a 90,000-US-gallon circular tank that visitors can fully encircle and views the creatures within, including sharks, fish, and turtles.
One of the oldest galleries in the aquarium, Waters of the World includes exhibits that focus on the oceans, rivers, lakes and islands of the world and the species that inhabit them, such as snapping turtles, otters, starfish, iguana, and seahorses.
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