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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%
Travellers talk about
“beluga whales” (675 reviews)
“dolphin show” (753 reviews)
“wild reef” (220 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2490
South Loop
+1 312-939-2438
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family enjoyed Shedd Aquarium very much. We actually didn’t have time to experience everything but we did see some things that were new for us. They had some insects and fish that we haven’t found at other aquariums. We learned some new things. There...More

Thank Tonya G
Reviewed yesterday

I loved this place. Wish I came earlier and not on my last day here. We did arrive to the place when it open and I have to say this is the best time to go. i felt like I enjoyed this more in the...More

Thank Sandy V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved this aquarium. Our favorite was the beluga whales. The Sea & Land show was good. We went to the Shark 4D show. We enjoyed all of it.

Thank xspechtme
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was expecting it to be awesome- don’t get me wrong it was good. It would be better if you purchase the extra tickets too see the extra exhibits I imagine- we just kept a standard one. Everyone says 3 or more hours to do...More

Thank GracieAmy1990
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting! Laid out in such a way that, even with a crowd, everyone can get close to the exhibits.

Thank valentine214622017
Reviewed yesterday

As far as aquariums go, this was definitely not my favorite, but it was still fun. My older teenagers were a little bored, so I would say this is def geared towards younger kids. We enjoyed our afternoon, but won’t make a second visit when...More

Thank ddcathey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're visiting Chicago and have an aquarium in your hometown, I would pass on this. It is a nice aquarium but there are so many unique Chicago things to see first. This is great for kids though. So if they are tired of history,...More

Thank Schisti
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were very disappointed with out trip to Shedd! We paid $22 to park and had to wait 30 minutes in line to get into the parking lot!!! What? RIP-OFF!!! Shedd smells terrible, not from the animals but it's whatever they clean with! The food...More

Thank RegularTraveler1111
Reviewed 2 days ago

All of the exhibit were amazing and were to watch the fish and other sea life swim around. The colors were fantastic

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This aquarium was perfect for our family of mixed aged children ranging from 4 to almost 10. They all enjoyed the main central area, but also enjoyed touching the stingrays and watching their 3D movie. We had only a half day as we were in...More

Thank Stamza8
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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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.
Beth G
11 September 2017|
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Response from barbaragW6306SG | Reviewed this property |
Hi Beth, no alcholic beverages there, but, if you go to Navy pier which is about a mile down the way. there are several sit down places that you can enjoy a great many drinks with a view. Or go a mile west to Wabash, or... More
10 September 2017|
Response from Stawzie | Reviewed this property |
When we attended, only the purchaser showed a valid ID.