Shedd Aquarium

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Shedd Aquarium

1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-2438
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At Shedd Aquarium, animals connect you to the living world, inspiring you to make a difference. From angelfish to zebra sharks, you’ll meet 32,000 animals from aquatic habitats around the world. Don’t miss the special exhibit, Amphibians, featuring more than 40 species of frogs, salamanders and rarely seen caecilians. In the Abbott Oceanarium, catch the aquatic presentation with marine mammals and more, then get face to face with the beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, sea lions and penguins. At Polar Play Zone, kids and their families can play and discover through hands-on activities. You won’t need a wetsuit to dive into Wild Reef , swirling with live corals, schooling fishes and sharks. Then take a global excursion in the Waters of the World galleries, immerse yourself in Amazon Rising’s lush flooded forest and talk to a diver feeding the fishes in the 90,000-gallon Caribbean Reef. Two million annual guests can’t be wrong: Shedd Aquarium is the “must-sea” destination in Chicago.

  • ADA Compliant
  • ATM Machine On-site
  • Discover
  • Family-friendly
  • Hours of Operation: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Labor Day to Memorial Day; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day, weekends, holidays; closed Christmas Day
  • MasterCard
  • Miles from Downtown: 1.0
  • Miles from McCormick Place: 1.0
  • Miles from Midway Airport: 10.0
  • Miles from Navy Pier: 2.0
  • Miles from O'Hare Airport: 18.0
  • Military Discount
  • Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate: 15
  • Number of Restaurants On-site: 2
  • Number of Retail Stores: 2
  • Restaurant(s) On-site
  • Self-Parking Available: Off-site
  • Special Interest Tours Offered
  • Visa
  • Average Visit/Tour Length: 3 hours
  • Complimentary Policy: 1 per 25
  • Maximum Group Number: 500
  • Minimum Group Number: 15
  • Motorcoach Parking: Off-site
  • Separate Group Entrance
  • Wheelchair Accessible
TripAdvisor Traveler Reviews

1Number of Rooms
  • Complete Buy-out Available
  • Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)
  • In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)
  • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 650
  • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 1200
  • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 650
  • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 1200
  • Max Venue Capacity: 1500
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
  • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment
  • On-Site Catering
  • Private Meeting Space Available