Shedd Aquarium, Chicago

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Shedd Aquarium, Chicago - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

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

Phone: +1-3129392438

Ticket Price: 8 USD

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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 Ticket 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 reach Shedd Aquarium by Public Transport

  • Solidarity Drive & Aquarium bus stop

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  • Shedd continues to make me gasp in wonder, even after so many years and so many visits. I had been to visit often as a kid with my family and occasionally while being back in the area for college, but I still have new and exciting experiences every time I come here. This time around, I had a bit of a behind the scenes tour of the facility and discussion on the creative force behind the construction of each exhibit. It was especially wonderful to see how much care and passion goes into taking care of the animals and making sure that they are comfortable in their environment. With the lowering of the entrance fees recently to around $20, more people than ever are visiting the aquarium and experiencing the wonders below the waves. I would highly recommend a visit for kids and kids at heart of all ages!

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  • My son and I come 150 miles to celebrate his birthday at Shedd. We leave the driving to buses and taxis, adventures in themselves. Architecturally beautiful, yet young and alive, Shedd Aquarium smells good, is bright and interesting, educational, fun and playful. It's people friendly with elevators, wheelchair and stroller access, family restrooms, baby changing rooms, lockers and more. You'll find popcorn, frog shaped cookies, Chicago style food, friendly helpful staff, great shows, Christmas carolers, fantastic views of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, sail boats and seagulls, Chicago skyline. You can get souvenir pictures with your group or family. Bring your cameras, too. Buy tickets on line or at the door, become a member, but whatever and however you do it...do come here.

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  • Always wonderful! Save money and get a membership! For a family of 5 one trip was almost the cost of a membership..its been totally worth it! The staff are AMAZING and go well beyond any where else we've ever gone. For kids with autism or other sensory issues do bring ear plugs or a headset it can get noisy..but they have a great app so the kids can see what to expect and the staff is very accommodating. We had a friends daughter who is on the spectrum with us who was melting down but wouldn't leave without seeing the aquatic show. Our show time was 2 hours later, when I went to the desk and told the staff what was going on they worked us in to the next show and even had great reserved seating where she had a little extra room. My son has sensory issues and we had kinda a lousy night during one of their jazzin at the Shedd due to rude and drunk people. However he loved a twin brother duo who were sweet enough to take a picture with him and my husband. When a staffer saw that we hadn't had the best time but that this duo was a huge bright spot, he had the picture I posted printed out and same the brothers to sign it. We received a wonderful letter and the photo which made my son's day! Like I said they go above and beyond. We will be staying members for years to come even with it being a 2 hour drive from home :)

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  • So many cool creatures! We drove down for the weekend to visit the planetarium next door ( don't get me wrong that was fantastic too) but the aquarium had so many cool creatures to see and loved the show the dolphins and penguins. It was a bit expensive but the do offer some discounts for military though. Would love to come back when I kids are older. If you're planning on visiting at least 3 museums in Chicago, plan on getting the city pass. It made things much cheaper.

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  • An AMAZING place and is always busy with visitors 👩‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👨‍👧‍👦so, PLAN YOUR TRIP WISELY! If you come on a Saturday in the summer then expect a line, it's as simple as that. The lines can get long but every time that I have visited the staff does it's best to get the line moving and answer any questions that one might have before getting into the building. Also a big personal suggestion is buying your ticket ahead of time online🎟. That you they can just scan 📲it and let you in, Super Easy! Another thing is food🍿, anything in the city can be expensive and at all the museums things can get pretty pricey🤑. So it's my advice to pack snacks! There are a few places to eat inside the building and also bring a water bottle💦. They have those cool water bottle stations at the water fountains. If you bring food you won't have to spend it on food there and could maybe splurge on something at the gift shop🐬. (Not gonna lie they have a pretty cool gift shop) When I visit there are usually things to really look out for. The Aquatic Presentation🐠🦑and the 4D experience🎥, those were the main shows that I saw but also there are these little chats that are at certain hours⏰. Those chats are like short little talks with someone who really knows about the animal🙋🏼🙋🏻‍♂️. I personally loved it because they really take the time to answer any and all questions you might have. This place is AMAZING and does a GREAT job at trying to accommodate to a lot of guests. You just have to do your part and plan ahead and usually everything works out pretty great! There is so much to do here so don't pass up the opportunity! 🦑🦀🐙🐠🦈🐋🐡

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