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Shedd Aquarium
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Shedd Aquarium

A $30.95 value - Included with your Go Chicago Card!

Includes these Extra(s)

  • Priority Entry
    • You may also purchase tickets to the Jellies special exhibit and the Aquatic Show for $5 each.

Shedd Aquarium is one of the premier aquariums in the United States. Located on Chicago’s Museum Campus, alongside The Field Museum and Adler Planetarium, it's home to more than 32,000 specimens from 1,500 different species of marine life. From sharks and sea otters, to moray eels and mantella frogs, you'll meet aquatic creatures big and small from around the globe. Explore multiple immersive exhibits, meet exotic creatures up close, and have the experience of a lifetime on your visit to Shedd Aquarium.

On rare occasions this attraction closes early due to private functions outside of thecontrol of Smart Destinations.

Redemption Instructions

Priority Entry! Please go to the will-call window line and present your Chicago Go Card for admission.

Closings

Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Phone: (312) 939-2438

Website: www.sheddaquarium.org

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 4.7 out of 5 stars (based on 3 customer ratings)
Average Rating for Shedd Aquarium
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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We Liked The Aquarium
By Barry J Hall Verified Reviewer from wichita ks on
Pros:
Experiencing The Rays, Cool 4d Show, Great Pizza
Cons:
Getting Caught In Crowds, Dolphin Show Seemed Amiss,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations :

This was my first time experiencing an aquarium so I have nothing to compare to, but as far as "my opinion" goes, this is a really nice place to go. Going into this I knew I'd be facing crowds but there were times my daughter and I could find ourselves on a slightly different rhythm, which made things better. All in all I recommend it.

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[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

A must in Chicago!
By Jujumomma from St. Louis, MO on
Pros:
Moved To Front Of Line
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
For anyone
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations :

We moved to the front of the line.

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[5 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

a MUST-see for anyone with kids
By Mom of 3 from Grand Rapids, MI on
Pros:
a must-see, Convenient, Entertaining, Family-oriented
Cons:
Can Get Crowded,
Best Uses:
Skip the line,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations :

Anyone who has been to the Shedd knows the worst part is the line. With our Go Chicago cards we were able to skip the line and get inside right when it opened. My kids LOVED it and I couldn't believe how much there was to see. This might become an annual family trip and I will definitely use the Go Chicago card every time.

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Hours

Weekdays: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Weekends and Holidays: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Extended Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day): Daily, 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Driving Directions

From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 18th Street. Follow Museum Campus Drive around Soldier Field. Signs will indicate visitor parking. Shedd Aquarium is just north of the parking garage and the Field Museum.

Public Transportation

Take CTA: Red, Orange, or Green Line to the Roosevelt Road/Museum Campus stop. Take CTA bus #146 from points north or south.

Address

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
in the Museum Campus area of Grant Park
Chicago, IL 60605
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
in the Museum Campus area of Grant Park
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: (312) 939-2438

Website: www.sheddaquarium.org

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