SPARKING COMPASSION, CURIOSITY AND CONSERVATION
At Shedd Aquarium, we connect millions of guests with the natural world every day. Together, we inspire people to care about animals and protect the Earth’s beautiful water systems. Our mission is to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.
Compassion for animals evokes empathy for all of nature, which is marvelous, robust and equally fragile.
Curiosity highlights how the Shedd experience brings people closer to animals and their ecosystems. We believe that everyone who connects with Shedd has an inner marine biologist, a scientist who wants to learn more, ask questions and simply be amazed.
Conservation underscores the importance of protecting wild species and wild spaces in an urbanizing world. We have research scientists on site and around the globe, advancing our understanding and protecting the natural world.
“It’s a vision Shedd Aquarium is thrilled to embrace. It’s a vision of hope and action. We hope you join us on the journey.”
BRIDGET COUGHLIN, PH.D., PRESIDENT AND CEO