Opened in 1930, Shedd Aquarium was for a time the world’s largest indoor aquarium and it was the first inland aquarium to have a permanent collection of saltwater fish. It currently provides home to 32,000 animals in 5,000,000 gallons of water. Together with the Field Museum of Natural History and the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium is located in the heart of Museum Campus Chicago.
The aquarium’s various habitats contain 1,500 species including fish, mammals, snakes, birds, amphibians, and insects. Some of the museum’s award-winning exhibits are Seahorse Symphony, Amazon Rising, and Wild Reef. Although the aquarium has a large number of temporary exhibitions, there are a few that are permanent, namely Waters of the World, Amazon Rising, Caribbean Reef, Wild Reef, and the Abbott Oceanarium.
1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, Phone: 312-939-2438