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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.

One of the best attractions for kids in Chicago, Shedd Aquarium tickets are much coveted for the visitors visiting the city. Tickets for Shedd Aquarium are easily available but it is advisable for you to book tickets for Shedd Aquarium tours with us and enjoy the attraction in the best possible manner. Get the best deal on the Shedd aquarium when you plan your travel using Chicago trip planner. We assure you to get Shedd Aquarium Ticket Prices at best deal possible.

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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

Restaurants Near Shedd Aquarium

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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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  • 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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  • I wish I had come here sooner! I don't know what kept me from going my whole 34 years but I wish I'd have been sooner! Otters are my favorite, I loved the live show and this aquarium was beyond a magical place! It can be pricey but we purchased a dinner package that included fireworks later but unfortunately, we were rained out. Coming in from out of town didn't help with getting a "rain check" on the fireworks option but such is life.. We were there for the aquarium anyhow. Expect to get there an hour early and research parking ahead of time. If you park in one of the lots, it'll be a slight walk. Also, expect to enjoy the majority of your day here. It's worth the money to take your time and learn about these animals, their habitats along with what Shedd's purpose and role is in helping these animals thrive and survive. It's a great trip for the entire family! There's bound to be something you will see that makes you feel like a kid again.

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  • Great aquarium! So much to see, but it tough to see it all in detail in one day (but it can be done). Everything is fantastic except for the 4D movie theater. At $5.00/person extra the movie we saw wasn't really worth the extra money. The aquatic show with the dolphins and other Shedd animals was superb. Go to the 10:30 AM show. Again, you need to get there early to get into the shows and see everything. Great walking path outside and gardens around the aquarium too!

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  • This place is amazing. Spent hours here walking around, first time in Chicago and unfortunately didn't have a lot of time here, however the time I was here was definitely well spent! The Beluga whale exhibit was great, I've never seen Beluga whales in any other aquarium, and the staff is great! Super friendly and knowledgeable, they would just walk right up and start talking about whatever it was you were looking at. I will definitely make this a stop next time I'm in a Chicago!

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  • I always like to visit aquariums wherever I go, so this was a natural stop for me on my vacation. I read up a little before I visited, and I decided to ride share as opposed to walking from my hotel inside the loop just because I want sure how long it easily take me to go through it and I only had about 2-3 hours before it closed that day. Google said most people spend about an hour there. I probably spent 2 there and felt I saw everything aside from the stuff you have to play extra for. There was a short wait to get in, but after I got inside the building, I saw that the reason was that there was a photographer talking your picture as you came in for you to purchase later. I have to say, I was worried because I had seen that it was a free day for Illinois residents. Coming from Houston, the days like that for the zoo are crazy busy, so I expected the worst. It wasn't horribly crowded, but I was visiting on a wed after school started up. The exhibits looked well cared for, and I liked that many of them had touch screens you could use to identify the species and learn more about them. The must see exhibits for me would have to be: the sharks in the wild reef, the otters, the dolphins, the penguins, and the beluga whales (not necessarily in that order). There were several interactive stations (touch pools) around the aquarium, but I didn't want to do them as I had a cut on my hand and figured it wasn't a good idea. I would have to say that this was a very well kept aquarium, and I would (and probably will) definitely visit again.

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