Shedd Aquarium


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1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60605

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At Shedd Aquarium, animals connect you to the living world, inspiring you to make a difference. From whales to snails, tarantulas to turtles, you’ll meet 32,500 creatures from aquatic habitats around the world. Explore Shedd’s Abbott Oceanarium, where you can get face to face with beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, sea lions and penguins. Polar Play Zone is a permanent exhibit where kids and their families can play, pretend and discover through hands-on activities. See the aquatic show, starring the dolphins, belugas and more, and don’t miss the “Jellies” special exhibit. Then meet some of Shedd’s critters up close during live animal encounters in the Waters of the World galleries, talk to a diver in the 90,000-gallon Caribbean Reef, take a walk through a flooded forest in Amazon Rising and watch sharks overhead in Wild Reef. And visit Granddad, the oldest fish in any aquarium or zoo! Two million annual visitors can’t be wrong: Shedd Aquarium is the “must-sea” destination in Chicago!

Health and Safety

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Health Screening Required-Staff

Reservations Required

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

Mobile Payments Accepted

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

No Contact Services

Wheelchair Accessible

Complimentary Policy1 comp per 15 guests (for tour operators)

Motorcoach ParkingOff-site

Group Policy

Separate Group Entrance

Average Visit/Tour Length3 hours

Team Building Activities Offered

Minimum Group Number15

Group Discounts Available

Virtual Tourhttps://www.sheddaquarium.org/learn-and-explore#virtual-animal-encounters

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate15

Miles from O'Hare Airport18.0

Miles from Midway Airport10.0

Miles from Navy Pier2.5

Miles from McCormick Place2.0

Miles from Downtown

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Lunch

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Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Restaurant(s) On-site

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or FeeComplimentary

Self-Parking AvailableOff-site

Food On-siteFood Court & Restaurant

Number of Retail Stores2

Number of Restaurants On-site2

Hours of Operation9 a.m.-5 p.m. Labor Day to Memorial Day; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day, weekends, holidays; closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Family-friendly

Military Discount

Buy-out Max Capacity1600

Number of Meeting Rooms

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)1200

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)650

Exhibit Space Available

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)1600

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)650

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Max Venue Capacity1600

Private Meeting Space Available

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