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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

Take a deep dive into a world of underwater beauty. Experience the world's largest indoor aquarium featuring 19,000 aquatic animals from around the world, including white-sided dolphins, beluga whales and sea lions. Unique exhibits at this Chicago landmark include the Wild Reef, Caribbean Dive, marine mammal presentations, habitat chats, animal encounters and the Sea Star Quest. See all that Shedd has to offer with an all-access pass that includes admission to the original aquarium building plus exhibits like Amazon Rising and the Oceanarium.


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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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