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Chicago Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
Category: Attractions
1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois, 60605 312-939-2438
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Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium is the "must-sea" destination in Chicago! Among the world's largest aquariums, Shedd is home to 32,000 aquatic animals from around the globe. Pacific white-sided dolphins leap, beluga whales chirp, and a diver talks to you as she feeds a sea turtle. And don't miss the touch pools!


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Open from 9:00 am - 5 pm weekdays and 9 am - 6 pm on weekends and summer weekdays


  • Museum Week
  • Caribbean Reef Dive
  • Dolphin Show


  • Aquatic Shows
  • Animal Exhibits
  • Caribbean Reef
  • Learning Experiences
  • Stingray Touch
  • Polar Play Zone
  • Waters of the World
  • Amazon Rising
  • Wild Reef


  • What areas can I see here with a Total Experience Pass?

    The Total Experience Pass gives you access to all of the aquarium's exhibits and experiences including Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, Waters of the World, At Home on the Great Lakes, the Polar Play Zone, a 4-D movie and the must-see aquatic show.
  • What are some the best animal  exhibits and experiences?

    The aquatic show gives guests a glimpse into how the animals are cared for and trained, highlighting their unique natural behaviors. Wild Reef puts you up close with animals living in a teeming marine metropolis, while the Polar Play Zone lets kids explore the wonders of the arctic.

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