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Explore by Exhibit

Come on in, the water’s fun!

You’ll find something wet, wild and wonderful wherever you walk at Shedd.

Our galleries are home to creatures from the Waters of the World – rivers and reefs, Great Lakes and small ones, and the global ocean. So take a tour of the water planet. Want to explore a little deeper? Immerse yourself in the Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising’s flooded forest, the Abbott Oceanarium’s Pacific Northwest coast and Wild Reef’s Indo-Pacific reef. Go totally polar in Polar Play Zone and be sure to see Shedd's aquatic show.

Local Waters gallery renovation

Our Local Waters gallery is closed for renovation. Don’t miss its reopening this summer for a whole new take on being At Home in the Great Lakes!


Don't miss the Jellies special exhibit. Discover how these animals, which are 95 percent water, survive and thrive in the world’s oceans. Find out more.

New! Adopt-an-Animal program

Contribute to Shedd's mission in a new way by symbolically adopting a penguin, Pacific white-sided dolphin or beluga whale.

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