Shedd Aquarium provides a measurable service to the community. In 1999, for the fourth consecutive year, Shedd enjoyed the highest attendance among Chicago's ticketed cultural institutions, attracting nearly 2 million appreciative visitors each year.
Many things have changed in the more than seven decades of fishkeeping at Shedd Aquarium. But our charge to protect and conserve aquatic life has never been more resolute or more important. The staff and trustees of Shedd Aquarium are more committed than ever to providing the world with an awe-inspiring site to publicly display an vast variety of aquatic life, and to develop people's understanding of our relationship to and dependence upon aquatic life and its environments.
Habitat displays like those in the Oceanarium reflect this commitment, as do the extensive research and the latest exhibit-building techniques applied in the effort to accurately portray aquatic environments, for the benefit of people and animals alike.
The words of Melvin A. Traylor, president of the Shedd Aquarium Society from 1924 to 1934, remain as true today as they were then. – less – More from ZoomInfo »