Shedd Aquarium

Aquarium
1200 S Lake Shore Dr (at Solidarity Dr)
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-2438
Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday
9:00am - 6:00pm

Tips

  • Check out the fish.
  • It's the world's largest indoor aquarium with over 8,000 aquatic animals representing over 700 species. The Marine Mammal Presentation features staff interacting with whales & dolphins as they dive.
  • The penguins are the best!
  • Check out the dolphin show.
  • If you become a member, you get to take home a penguin. Also, you get to ride the sharks. With an underwater jetpack.
  • Make sure to visit Granddad, our Australian lungfish! Full-grown when he arrived for the 1933 Worlds Fair, he is at least 80 and possibly much older. Not only the oldest resident at Shedd, Granddad ha
  • Don't miss the Reef; I also loved the sea dragons and moon jellies. Fantasea was abysmal.
  • Did you know approximately 2 million guests visit the Shedd Aquarium each year? With more than 220,000 animals, it's no wonder!
  • Check out Granddad, the 85 year-old lungfish.
  • Great place to spend the day! I love bringing my nephew here!
  • Super long lines...be prepared for it.
  • The unadvertised general admission price is $8.00. Don't fall for the deceptive pricing on the sign if you don't care about the special stuff. Ask for the $8 rate. Boo Shedd! Gouging almost everyone.
  • Touch the Star Fish
  • Amazing Aquarium. I love how the tanks are organized by places of the world.
  • The $8 general admission is not advertised but gets you into the exhibits in the main building, if you don't need to see the special exhibits.
  • - !
  • Spring the extra 3 bucks for the Jellies. Worth it.
  • If you want to come to the aquarium and bring that special someone, do so after 1pm. Most of the groups are gone & you can see everything!
  • Pete Wentz of Black Cards loves this aquarium turned skate park because you can see the dolphins swimming at night. They have penguins, whales, and sharks too!
  • Don't worry.... You'll get in eventually...

Nearby places

1400 S Lake Shore Dr (at McFetridge Dr)
1300 S Lake Shore Dr (at Solidarity Dr)