Waters of the World Exhibit
If you have ever wanted to visit the frozen waters of Northern Alaska or the tropical waters of Northern Australia, now’s your chance. The Waters of the World covers roughly ½ of the upper level of the Chicago Shedd Aquarium, and there are over 75 distinct habitats on display. This exhibit is broken into four main sections: Rivers, Islands and Lakes, Local Waters, and Oceans, and contains over 300 species of fish, plus iguanas, river otters and lobsters.
Amazon Rising Exhibit
Step inside the rain forests of South America and see how the lives of all living things are affected when water levels rise to unbelievable new heights. The motto for Amazon Rising is “Brought to you by the Floods” and it’s easy to understand why when you learn that the rain forests get over 9 feet of rain per year (Chicago gets just under 3 feet). Shedd Aquarium Chicago's Amazon Rising is dedicated to showcasing the various stages of flooding and how animals like snakes, poisonous frogs and tarantulas adapt to the growing waters. Amazon Rising is the most cleverly executed exhibit at Shedd Aquarium and is worth an in-depth look.