Sparking compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.
Every year Shedd Aquarium welcomes 2 million guests for unforgettable encounters with reef sharks, belugas and other animals from the world’s aquatic environments.
At Shedd, we want to ensure that all underwater beauty is conserved, protected and treasured because each animal plays a critical role in maintaining the balance and health of its aquatic environment.
We are recognized within our profession with accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, formal affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution and certification by American Humane. And all our efforts have been directed toward achieving a world thriving with aquatic life, sustained by people who love, understand and protect it.