Date of visit: December 28 2018 Underwater Beauty is the special exhibit currently at Shedd Aquarium. Although the special exhibits from the past few years have featured a particular taxa (Reptiles, Jellies, and Amphibians) this exhibit is very different. This exhibit fells very different than any zoo or aquarium complex I have ever visited. Most complexes focus on animals from a certain geographical area or taxon or even habitat. Sure, all the animals here are aquatic animals, but this dosen't fell like being in an aquarium at all. Underwater Beauty fells like, no, is an art gallery. Most (though not all) of the exhibits here feature one species in an exhibit that is not designed to show the species' natural habitat, but to compliment the species in the tank. The habitat and the animals inside are collectively a work of art. Here are(the only) two examples from the gallery: Color Wall by @Zoological Point Peacock Mantis Shrimp tank by @birdsandbats As you can see, these exhibits are beautiful. The animal care is no concern, either. I know the concept of beauty being the priority makes it sound as though the animal care is neglected, but the animals receive the same world class exhibits and care as the rest of the aquarium.