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Shedd Aquarium

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Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium lies on the shores of Lake Michigan, a gateway to an underwater world unlike anything you've ever experienced.

Sharks patrol, jellies pulse, and fish from around the world school together. At the Shedd Aquarium, guests become explorers.

Have you ever head-bobbed with a blue iguana on a desert island? Gotten eye-to-eye with a piranha in the Amazon? Or followed a sea turtle as she cruised through the Caribbean? With more than 32,500 animals from 1,500 species, it's all possible at the Shedd Aquarium.

With your Go Chicago Card, admission to the Shedd Aquarium also includes access to Abbot Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Wild Reef, Amazon Rising, Caribbean Reef, and Waters of the World.

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

Closings

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

Redemption Instructions

Please present your Go Chicago Card all the will-call window. They will validate it, return your card, and let you in.

On rare occasions this attraction closes early due to private functions outside of the control of Go Chicago Card.

Note

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

Included Extra(s)

Skip the Line! Proceed to the will-call line to redeem your card for admission. You may also purchase tickets to the Jellies special exhibit and the Aquatic Show for $4 each.

Address

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

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.

At the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, you can have an up-close and personal encounter with dozens of sharks in Wild Reef. Floor-to-ceiling exhibit windows give you a diver's-eye view of a Philippines coral reef, teeming with live corals and more than 500 species of reef fishes of all shapes, colors and sizes. There are otters and an octopus, whales and penguins, lizards and rays. There are sea jellies, dolphins and a sea turtle. You will find a stunning assortment of fish, from frogfishes and green sawfish to sharks and dragon moray eels!

Meet some of the aquarium’s most famous and fascinating creatures. Granddad, for example, is Shedd’s resident Australian lungfish, known to be the oldest fish in any of the world’s aquariums. The Shedd Aquarium recently welcomed a new member: a female beluga whale calf named Naya, born to another beluga at the aquarium named Puiji. Each animal has a unique story to share with visitors.

Enjoy the Aquatic Show at the Shedd Aquarium for an extra $4 with your Go Chicago Card (tickets can be purchased at the Shedd box office). Aquatic offers an exposé of acrobatic and comedic feats performed by some of the aquarium’s most beloved residents. Watch beluga whales gracefully dance, a red-tailed hawk fly overhead, and the flips and tricks of the Pacific White-sided dolphins.

Strap a mask and flippers onto your imagination and chart a course to Shedd, the World's Aquarium.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

5
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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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

5
a MUST-see for anyone with kids
By Mom of 3 from Grand Rapids, MI on
Pros:
Entertaining, Convenient, Family-oriented, a must-see
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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  • 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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