project details

Client
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Architect
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Theatre Specialists
Chicago Scenic Studios
Lightswitch
Chicago Flyhouse

Acoustics Consultant
Threshold Acoustics

Audio Systems, Projection and Production Video
Full Aperture Systems
Show Department
JPL Design & Production

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John G. Shedd Aquarium, Oceanarium Presentation Hall

When the stars of the show are beluga whales, everything has to be big. A magnificent view of Lake Michigan first greets the audience. In seconds, a 300-foot-long curtain descends to transform the room. A 100-foot-wide image coupled with a spatial sound system then gives the idea of "immersion" an entirely new dimension.