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Explore by Exhibit
Waters of the World
Travel the world in 80 habitats.
Dive into Oceans, from coastal kelp forests to the seafloor. Explore the self-contained ecosystems of Islands and Lakes. Visit Rivers—big and small—and learn more about our own Local Waters. Meet hundreds of amazing animals, from tiny mantella frogs to a a giant octopus, from a Grand Cayman blue iguana to Nile knifefish, and from moon jellies to sea stars. We even have map turtles, in case you get lost.
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Local Waters gallery renovation
Our Local Waters gallery is closed for renovation. Come back this summer for a whole new take on being At Home in the Great Lakes!
Shedd’s oldest resident, an Australian lungfish named Granddad arrived in 1933.