Shedd Aquarium (formally the John G. Shedd Aquarium) is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois in the United States that opened on May 30, 1930. The aquarium contains 32,000 animals, and was for some time the largest indoor aquarium in the world with 5,000,000 US gallons (19,000,000 l; 4,200,000 imp gal) of water. Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection. It is surrounded by Museum Campus Chicago, which it shares with the Adler Planetarium a...

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  • Shedd and SANCCOB Rescue Abandoned African Penguin Chicks

    Abandoned African penguin chicks require around-the-clock care, and Shedd's Animal Response Team is happy to travel to South Africa to help our partners at SANCCOB save these amazing animals! See our caregivers in action and learn how Shedd and other partners are helping to save this endangered species. Read more about caring for abandoned penguin chicks at http://www.sheddaquarium.org/blog/2016/...

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  • Amphibians: Now at Shedd

    More than 40 species of frogs, toads, salamanders and caecilians are swimming, hopping, climbing and hiding in our Amphibians special exhibit. Play a real-life game of hide-and-seek as you look for masters of disguise that hide in plain sight against bark, leaves and light-dappled shadows. Experience Shedd's amphibians: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/plan-a-visit/Explore/special-exhibit-amphibians/

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  • They Count on You: Special Deliveries

    Every new arrival at Shedd is cause for celebration, and none more so than the special deliveries that signify important advances in animal care and conservation research. This year, our team has witnessed the birth of fire-bellied newts, who are battling habitat destruction in their native China; a blacktip reef shark, which makes Shedd just one of two U.S. aquariums to successfully breed this sp...

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  • They Count on You: Rescue and Rehabilitation

    For five decades, Shedd Aquarium has been dedicated to offering animals the urgent care they need. After being rescued along the coast of California, sea otter Ellie came to Shedd at just 4 weeks old and inspired us all with her rehabilitation story. Shedd is one of only a handful of U.S. zoological organizations with the expertise and facilities to care for neonatal sea otters, going back nearly ...

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  • They Count on You: Community Connections

    At Shedd Aquarium, we are committed to bringing our mission and work to as many people as possible. By connecting our guests to the living world through our exhibits and programs, we believe that they can be inspired to make a difference for animals and ecosystems. Through community partnerships, special admission programs and the generosity of supporters, 65 percent of Shedd’s 2 million guests ar...

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  • See Shedd’s Animal Hospital

    In this behind-the-scenes peek at Shedd Aquarium’s animal hospital, Senior Staff Veterinarian Dr. Caryn Poll walks us through Shedd’s commitment to care. Regular exams, high-tech treatment and even a little innovation to keep a sea star’s arms straight during radiographs are all part of the care package. Learn more about Shedd’s veterinary care at http://bit.ly/2gNmH8P

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  • Support Ellie’s Care for #AnOtterYear

    You’ve heard of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday, but there’s a new celebration making a splash at Shedd: Giving Tuesday! Today, not-for-profits, individuals, families, corporations and communities around the world will join together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. This year we’re dedicating #GivingTuesday to our newest rescue, Ellie. Join Shedd ...

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  • Shedd Aquarium’s Animal Response Team

    Shedd Aquarium has been committed to working with response and rescue organizations around the globe for more than 50 years; however, the urgency to protect animals and ecosystems has never been greater. At a time when an alarming number of species around the world are facing critical threats produced by human activity such as overfishing, habitat degradation, plastic pollution and rising ocean te...

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  • Shedd Celebrates National Seafood Month!

    Shedd Aquarium is celebrating National Seafood Month with those that have the greatest appreciation for the fish in our oceans: our animals! As part of Shedd’s commitment to providing exceptional care for our animals, we are making significant strides toward feeding all of our animals a diet filled with restaurant-quality sustainable seafood. Choosing to feed them sustainably and encouraging Shedd...

  • Science Pub: Dr. Bill Van Bonn on the Aquarium Microbiome Project

    Dr. Bill Van Bonn, vice president, animal health The always-engaging Dr. Bill will take you on a photo tour of Shedd’s brand-new aquatic microbial ecology laboratory, where assorted samples are analyzed with a DNA sequencer called Horton and our scientists are discovering myriad microscopic life forms—most of them beneficial and even essential—inhabiting the microbiome that is Shedd.

  • Science Pub: Chuck Knapp, Ph.D. on iguanas in the Bahamas

    Before Chuck leads another expedition to the Bahamas to study endangered iguanas, he’ll discuss how the data that he and his teams of citizen scientists have collected over 21 years have been applied to conserving these large, colorful lizards. Learn about his remarkable discoveries, new threats to the iguanas, the upcoming season’s work and how to get involved.

  • Science Pub: Sadie Norwick on Shedd's Underwater Robotics Club

    For our Teacher Appreciation Jazzin’, Shedd educator Sadie Norwick moderates a panel discussion about the aquarium’s underwater robotics clubs for Chicago-area middle and high schools. Panelists are Dan Mostyn, whose Brother Rice H.S. students and their hand-built remotely operated vehicle (ROV) advanced to an international competition; Shedd research biologist Phil Willink; and an underwater robo...

  • Science Pub: Allen LaPointe on "How the Water Flows"

    Most of Shedd’s 32,000 animals live in 5 million gallons of water. Where did it come from? Where did the salt water come from? How does it all stay clean? And what does Shedd do to conserve that water? All will be made crystal clear at this science pub.

  • Blacktip reef shark birth at Shedd Aquarium

    One of Shedd’s adult, female blacktip reef sharks gave birth on May 18, 2016 to one pup in the aquarium’s designated medical pool adjacent to the public-facing Wild Reef shark habitat. This underwater footage shows a rarely witnessed blacktip reef shark birth, starting with the first appearance of the pup’s tail. In the distance, the birth of the 22-inch pup is captured, followed by the pup’s rapi...

  • Science Pub: Bob Wengel on Shedd's Sustainability Roadmap

    Shedd’s path to be becoming the first smart-energy aquarium doesn’t go from point A to point B, but from top to bottom: Learn about the solar panels on our roof, rainwater retention system and all the other high-tech installations and strategies in between to reduce Shedd’s energy consumption by 50 percent. Join us at our Science Pub at Jazzin' at the Shedd to learn more: http://www.sheddaquarium....

  • Ellie Meets Luna & Mari

    Shedd’s newest rescued sea otter pup, Ellie, has come a long way since she arrived at the aquarium in late January! In the last month, Ellie has met two other Shedd sea otters, Luna & Mari, in a reserve pool. Because Luna is younger and more energetic, Ellie does more playing and wrestling with her than she does with Mari.

  • Shedd Science Pub: A prosthetic limb for Hiss Majesty

    Dr. Caryn Poll, Shedd’s senior staff veterinarian, relates how an interdepartmental team helped a lizard in Amazon Rising that lost part of a hind limb to cancer. Using medical and husbandry expertise, and a 3-D printer, the team created a one-of-a-kind prosthetic foot for the climbing, swimming reptile. Join us at our Science Pubs at Jazzin' at the Shedd: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/jazzin/ Vi...

  • A Look Inside a Pregnant Seahorse

    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 seahor...

  • Great Lakes Action Day - Openlands Lakeshore Preserve

    Shedd Aquarium's GLAD program enables groups of volunteers to make a positive impact on our coastal habitat through beach cleanups.

  • Shedd CEO, Bridget Coughlin, takes the Wave for Change Challenge for World Oceans Day

    Join our CEO Bridget Coughlin in taking the #waveforchange challenge for World Oceans Day! Here at Shedd Aquarium we’re committed to dramatically reducing the amount of plastics in our oceans. By reducing our plastic use and increasing our energy efficiency, we pledge to take small steps for World Ocean’s Day on June 8.

  • Stingray Touch

    Dip your hand into a shallow tropical pool and discover the unique texture and movement of a school of stingrays as these fascinating fish glide through the water in Shedd's Stingray Touch exhibit. You'll also learn how we care for all of the stingrays living at Shedd and how your actions can protect them in the wild. Learn more about this amazing experience at http://www.sheddaquarium.org/stingr...

  • Ellie meets Mari

    Shedd otter pup-date! Rescued sea otter pup, Ellie, is starting to make otter friends. Learn about her arrival at Shedd this year: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/Animals--Care/Animal-Rescue--Rehab/Otter-Pup-719/

  • Taking a biopsy from Shedd’s green sawfish, Ginsu

    Shedd Aquarium recently performed a biopsy to determine the cause of a mass on its critically endangered green sawfish.

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