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Shedd Aquarium
Chicago Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium (2.5 mi)

1200 S. Lakeshore Dr., Chiago, Illinois, 60605
312-939-2438
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Dive Into Shedd Aquarium for Family Fun

Discover the amazing underwater secrets of the world's oceans, rivers and lakes at this historic aquarium that opened in 1930. Explore award-winning exhibits featuring a collection of more than 32,000 fresh- and saltwater animals and fish. Uncover the weird and wonderful at hands-on touch pools, watch exciting live animal shows or enjoy a 4-D movie experience like nothing else you've ever seen. This family friendly attraction is a definite must-see on any trip to Chicago. 
 

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Prices

Total Experience tickets are $39.95 adults, $30.95 children. Express Pass tickets are $54.95 adults, $40.95 children. Children under 3 enter free. 
 

Hours

Open 9am-6pm daily, from Memorial Day-Labor Day. Open 9am-5pm weekdays and 9am-6pm weekends, from Labor Day-Memorial Day.
 

Events

  • Jazzin' at the Shedd
  • Spooky Seas
  • World Oceans Day
 
 

Activities

  • Animal encounters
  • Aquatic animal shows
  • 4-D experience movie
  • Sting Ray touch pool
  • Restaurants
  • Gift Shop
 

FAQs

  • What is the best time to arrive at the Shedd?

    Arrive early, at opening time, to avoid long lines. Sunday mornings are usually less crowded. Summer and holiday weekends are usually very crowded.
  • How much time should I plan for my visit?

    The average visit takes about three hours but, of course, you can take as little or as much time as you like.
 

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