Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Il

John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Il

     The Shedd Aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois.  It is an indoor public aquarium.  The building was a gift of retail leader John. G. Shedd. Construction costs were $3,000,000.  Architects were Graham, Anderson, Probst and White.  Aquarium opened May 30, 1930.

     Features included Amazon Rising  8,600 square feet re-creation of Amazon.River and adjacent jungle.

    Added 1971, re-creation of Caribbean Coral Reef  (90,000 gallons)

     Wild Reef 2003.  525,000 gallon re-creation of Philippine Coral Reef.

     Polar Play Zone  View area of beluga whales, dolphins, see otters, and penguin.

     Sting Ray Touch 2013. Guests are able to touch cow nose rays and yellow spotted rays.

Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Il

     Ocenarium  1991. Features marine mammals Pacific Dolphins, Beluga Whales, penguins

Shedd Aquarium

     One World Aquatic presentations of dolphins, beluga whales, and penguins.

4D movie theater  Interactive theater.

Interior Shedd Aquarium

Same as above

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