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Shedd Aquarium

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1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2490
+1 312-939-2438
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Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Shedd Aquarium brings you eye-to-eye with more than 32,000 aquatic animals - from whales to snails, tarantulas to turtles, angelfish to zebra sharks!
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“beluga whales” (688 reviews)
“dolphin show” (769 reviews)
“wild reef” (222 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2490
South Loop
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We will never forget James, one of their helpful staff. He voluntarily took the time to show our family on how to best enjoy the Aquarium. The exhibits and shows that we subsequently went to, were top notch and very family friendly. What a great...More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed yesterday

This is definitely a must-do if you are in Chicago. It is a bit pricey since you can't really spend the whole day there. We saw a free dolphin show which was nice. All of the exhibits are laid out well and there is plenty...More

Thank JeremyinDetroit
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice museum but a bit too expensive. The belugas were great. The staff is well informed and friendly.

Thank Marc C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is not very big but is very well organized. A lot of variety. It’s very nice. Animals are well kept and loved

Thank Alexthebest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 1st time at the shedd. Honestly we were going to do winter wonderland at navy pier but it was up to the kids. Well..the kids were right! This place was sure a memory for lifetime. I'd go again! Must go see the...More

Thank Justine s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great take, even for our nine-month-old grandson who thoroughly enjoyed fish gazing, starfish petting, and the dolphin show!

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for a holiday. Wanted to see the penguins. Headed over on Saturday, lines out to the street, no parking. Ordered some tickets online for Sunday and the Penguin Experience. 10 person though the door, we had the place mostly to ourselves....More

Thank JohnnyBoy J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great attraction for young and old alike. Huge variety of fish in aquariums and some new sites and activities too.

Thank Tuffino
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Aquarium is really nice. They have white dolphins, penguins and other animals that you do not see in any Aquarium. Clean and nice.

Thank Whenwetravelto
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never been to the Georgia Aquarium but I've been to many others. Shedd is fantastic. We spent about about 3 hours here on Thanksgiving day before walking next door to the Field Museum. Plan to spend about 4 hours here. More if it's really...More

Thank Dennis D
South Loop
This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of
activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you
happen to visit during football season, you may bump
into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears
game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the
flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and
educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and
aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park
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Keaton M
27 November 2017|
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Response from Patrick K | Reviewed this property |
1. Plenty of room for strollers, even for kids to run around. We went with two 1.5 year olds and they had a fun time. Eventually fell asleep strolling around. 2. I believe the dolphin show was included, however, it wasn't... More
19 October 2017|
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Response from Katyles | Reviewed this property |
I know the closest metro stop is Roosevelt station on the orange line. It’s still about a ten minute walk from the train station.
Eoin M
26 September 2017|
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Response from mutchw | Reviewed this property |
Hi It took us about 3 or so hours to see everything we took our time and chilled....you'll enjoy it.