Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

John G. Shedd Aquarium | Chicago, Ill.


1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Ill. 60605
(312) 939-2438
Date: September 23, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Cost: Free with museum admission

A traveling exhibit featuring massive, colorful sculptures of familiar ocean animals including reef fishes, sharks, octopus, penguins, sea lions and more made entirely of plastic marine debris removed from West Coast beaches. The collection provides a powerful, visual reality of the proliferation of plastic pollution in the world’s waterways through these exquisite representations of marine animals, using flip-flops, bottle caps, packing straps, beverage bottles and thousands more pieces of plastic in every color of the rainbow.


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