Shedd Aquarium Hosts Interactive Great Lakes Exhibit


The Great Lakes have more than 10,000 miles of coastline and provide drinking water to more than 36 million people in the region. They also are home to more than 3,500 species of plants and animals, as well as 180-plus invasive species that threaten the stability of its ecosystem.

The popular exhibit at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium titled “At Home on the Great Lakes” highlights some of the Great Lakes’ most notable species. The interactive exhibit features the Sturgeon Touch Pool, digital information screens, and a lighthouse-shaped story booth that allows guests to share their favorite memories of the Great Lakes.

The goal is to teach people the importance of these species in our waters and learn what we can do to better protect them.

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Photo Courtesy of Zero Edge Aquarium

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