• Phone: +1-3129392438
  • Ticket Price: 8 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Monday to Friday

    09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Saturday, Sunday

    09:00 am - 06:00 pm


    10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Aquarium, Entertainment, Family And Kids...

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    Address: 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, United States Show on map

About Shedd Aquarium, Chicago

A part of the Museum Campus Complex, this place draws over two million visitors annually. Yes, there are crowds, but it’s totally worth it. Opened in 1929, the aquarium at the moment houses some 20,000 animals covering 1500 species. Expansions have led to added exhibits, which includes the Carribean Reef and the Oceanarium. Whales, Otters, Seals and Dolphins are common sights here, as are other exotics. This place is really kid-friendly, as all shows and exhibits are geared towards education. Ask the staff pretty much anything related to the museum and they’ll provide you with a lethora of information.

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Shedd Aquarium Information

  • Buy the tickets online to avoid the long queues.
  • Go mid week to avoid the crowds.
  • Eat before you come. Food isn’t that great here.

Shedd Aquarium Tickets Prices

General Admission:

  • Adult: USD 8
  • Child USD 6

Shedd Pass:

  • Adult: USD 30.95
  • Child USD 21.95

Shedd Aquarium Opening and Closing Hours

  • Seasonal timings apply. Please check the official website for the yearly schedule.

How To Get To Shedd Aquarium by Public Transport

  • Solidarity Drive & Aquarium bus stop

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  • When I visited this insane location on May 25, I didn't expect it to be a complete nightmare. I should've known better. After my extremely unpleasant visit to the Adler Planetarium, I decided to try to forget that by visiting the Aquarium. Big mistake. The moment I walked in, the presence of a giant squid behind the counter selling tickets should've been a warning sign. Instead of simply handing me a ticket, the monster used an extremely large and long tentacle to slap my hand with it, and another to latch onto my shoulder. When it detached, it was quite painful because of the suction cups. I mean ow, those things are powerful! As I walked away, it made crow noises, squawking at me as a taunt. Walking around the aquarium, all of the fish tanks merely contained globes. All of them. No fish, no people, just globes. Tons and tons of globes floating lifelessly in the water, along with the occasional piece of paper with bits of the constitution written on it. Make of that what you will. I went to the dolphin show, thinking that might be at least what it promised, but nope. One of the dolphins in the tank flew out of the water, through the glass, and swam out to Lake Michigan. The others morphed into giant leeches and started drinking people's blood and causing them to pass out as everyone else in the audience cheered. I got out before I could be another victim. I took one last look at the diver tank before leaving, but what took place in there was anything but ordinary: The five divers were licking the glass, and their bodies were masses of human flesh-colored tentacles. One of them began to tell the story of the fish people living in the Chicago sewers, whom are responsible for keeping it clean. Obviously, they're not working because some of the smells downtown were horrid. I left, once again disappointed by a Chicago staple that everyone else loves for some reason.

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  • I visited this restaurant last week and I couldn't believe all the choices there were. Huge tanks of fish and other sea creatures. It was like the front of a Red Lobster where they have a tank of live lobsters to choose from, only 100,000 times as big with much more than just lobster. I placed my order at the ticket booth for a 25 lb. dolphin, well done. So I proceeded to walk to the area where the dolphins are, amazed at all the other beautiful water animals they had on display. I sat down, fully prepared for my meal. I got a bottle of water and a fork. Then the waiters came out in the water with the dolphins. They put on a great show! I assumed this was some kind of ritual done before the sacrifice. However, after several complaints, I never received the 25 lb. dolphin I ordered. 4 stars for not delivering my meal, but this was a fantastic sea food place for anyone with a big appetite. I just hope management figures out a better way to deliver the meals to customers. I actually noticed that NOBODY was eating any sea food the day I went.

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  • My husband brought me here for my birthday this year. The exhibits are interesting and well done. The 4d theater and One World shows were informational and entertaining. Sea Otters, Penguins, Beluga Whales, Sea Turtle, Sea Lion as well as many small marine life exhibits make this well worth your time! I love that the Shedd works so hard on conservation and animal life rescue!

  • I think there should be a capacity here. For the most part it was a nice visit. Until about 2pm. Then the place got crazy. People pushing to see things. The cafe was not open you had to get water from the locker area, that was packed come 2pm. No lockers were available. The exhibits were nice and the dolphins were cool.

  • Really nice aquarium with a lot of fun exhibits to check out. However I really don't care for places that make you pay extra for different exhibits. Just have one fee and let everyone enjoy the whole facially. Great for kids and adults I would say if you're in Chicago definitely check it out but be aware that if you want to see everything it casts a lot more than just the entry fee.

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