Today’s aquariums feature fantastic exhibits of marine life from around the world. The U.S. is home to many amazing aquariums worth planning a trip to. Whether you fancy coming face to face with clownfish, penguins, seahorses or even sharks, these educational, inspirational and entertaining wonderlands will wow the family with their collections of underwater life. Here are the top 10 aquariums in America.
1. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL
The illustrious Shedd Aquarium is home to more than 8,000 marine animals that include dolphins, beluga whales, sharks, rays and more. The aquarium features awe-inspiring exhibits throughout its unique design. Aquatic habitats include the Amazon, a Caribbean reef, a polar zone and the Great Lakes ecosystem. The stingray touch pool and overnight sleepovers are always a hit with kids. The aquarium was built during the 1930s right on the shores of Lake Michigan, and it continues to be one of the city’s best-loved attractions.