Explore the Shedd Aquarium

If you love learning about what lies beneath the world’s oceans and lakes, then visit the Shedd Aquarium.

It has been a Chicago landmark since 1930, and is dedicated to saving endangered species.

Two million people visit the aquarium every year to see animals such as:

Beluga Whale

An aquarium favorite, beluga whales can turn their necks in all directions. Their unique white color makes them easy to identify, and they weigh up to 1.5 tons. Belugas are social animals that vocalize through a diversified language of clicks, clangs, and whistles. In the wild, they form small groups and live in the Arctic Ocean’s coastal waters. 

Alligator Snapping Turtle 

Prehistoric looking, alligator snapping turtles represent the largest freshwater turtles in North America. Known as “dinosaurs of the turtle world,” they have beak-like jaws, spiked shells, and thick scaled tails. These animals spend most of their time in the water and can stay under for 40 to 50 minutes before surfacing. Alligator snapping turtles can live to be 100 years old. 

Rockhopper Penguin

Rockhopper penguins feature a unique crest design, red eyes, and bright pink legs. While they’re slow on land, they move through the water at lightning speeds. These penguins swim in the ocean for days at a time. They can change the shape of their eyes’ lenses to better see above and below the water. At the aquarium, visitors may witness them communicating by bowing, nodding, or making loud braying sounds.

Shedd Yoga Flow

Twice a month before the aquarium opens, visitors can enjoy yoga classes. They’re designed to calm the body and mind as everyone enjoys picturesque city and lakeside views.

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