Explore Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

Explore Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium From Home

A Chicago fixture since 1930, the Shedd Aquarium envisions a world thriving with aquatic life, sustained by those who understand and protect it. 

While it welcomes thousands of visitors every year, it also offers plenty of virtual fun. Here is some of what you can enjoy from the comfort of our apartments in Arlington Heights:

Underwater Beauty 

The Underwater Beauty exhibit immerses viewers in a world of “shimmer, color, pattern, and rhythm.” It features everything from angelfish to flower hat jellies and highlights how aquatic animals adapt to their environment. Watch the creatures in action on the exhibit’s live cam. 

Virtual Penguin Encounter

A brand new offering, the Virtual Penguin Encounter features the charming penguins in their habitat. During this 45-minute experience, the animal care team shares fascinating facts about the animals and takes you behind-the-scenes into their home. Depending on the day, you may meet Wellington, Annie, Edward, or one of their friends. The encounter is held through Zoom, and pre-registration is required. 

Stay Home with Shedd Aquarium 

Stay at Home with Shedd Aquarium is a unique series that brings viewers eye to eye with the aquarium’s animals. There are currently four episodes, including one centered on sharks. These majestic creatures play a key role in maintaining thriving ocean ecosystems. They come in all shapes and sizes, and some eat mollusks while others feast on plankton. During the show, the keepers also debunk common myths about sharks and much more. 

After virtually exploring the aquarium, enjoy a walk at a local park. You’ll discover wildflowers, an array of wildlife, and local fishing spots.

If you’re searching for a place to call home, please contact our leasing staff. They’ll arrange a virtual or in-person showing so you can discover the amenities and floor plans that our Arlington Heights apartments have to offer. 

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