On rare occasions this attraction closes early due to private functions outside of the control of Smart Destinations.
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Shedd Aquarium is a gateway to an underwater world filled with 32,000 fascinating marine animals from a range of diverse habitats.
Visitors will see animals from freshwater, marine, terrestrial, and even aerial environments at the Shedd’s award-winning exhibits and be able to get up close to sharks, dolphins, piranhas, beluga whales, turtles, and more.
Admission includes all permanent exhibits (listed below), animal presentations, and Stingray Touch (open late May to October). You can even enjoy their latest special exhibit "Under Water Beauty" that features 100 species from around the world embody living art shaped by the unmatched forces of nature and time. Watch sea jellies pulse, eels ribbon and a rainbow come alive with reef fishes.
For an additional fee, you may also purchase tickets at the Will Call ticket desk (pending availability) for a 4-D Experience.
Shedd Aquarium is located on the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour route at stop number 8: Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Dr.