Opened in 1930 as the John G. Shedd Aquarium, Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection and is currently home to over 1500 species of marine and land creatures, including fish, birds, amphibians, snakes, and insects.
The aquarium shares the Museum Campus with the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History.
The famous underwater world enjoys some award-winning exhibits, such as ‘The Amazon Rising’, a lush recreation of the Amazon jungle with displays of anacondas, caimans, and spiders; and ‘Wild Reef’, a Philippine coral reef based on the Apo Island Marine Reserve, boasting multiple species of fish, rays, and sharks.
Shedd Aquarium also boasts a 4-D theater that features immersive seats, state-of-the-art sound systems and interactive elements like scents and bubbles for a truly exhilarating experience for all ages.
1200 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605, Phone: 312-939-2438
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