Shedd Aquarium opened it's doors to the public on May 30, 1930 after years of planning and building. It had the largest variety of sea life in one building. With the edition of the Oceanarium and the Wild Reef, the aquarium has doubled in size over it's many years of service.
Shedd Aquarium was designed by world-class architect John G. Shedd. His plans for the aquarium were meant to revolutionize Chicago and turn it into a true metropolitan city. Sadly, he passed away before the aquarium was finished with construction, and his wife oversaw the completion of the building. After it was finished, Shedd Aquarium brought in new tourism to the Chicago area.
Today Shedd Aquarium is one of the top aquariums in the country. You can visit exhibits ranging in variety from the exotic rainforests of the Amazon to the cold icy tundra of the Artic and Antarctic. You'll have a blast visiting the aquatic animals from around the world. Kids love looking at the beautiful poison dart frogs and other frogs in the rainforest.
The award winning Caribbean Reef is a great place for people of all ages to watch the animals of ocean reefs and learn about their habitat. The Oceanarium is a can't miss exhibit that showcases everything that the Pacific Northwest aquatic live can offer. The Polar Play Zone exhibit is a fun learning exhibit just for kids. They get every opportunity to play and interact with the polar wildlife, a wonderful exhibit no child should miss out on.
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