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Shedd Aquarium


1200 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60605

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Get ready for unforgettable encounters with belugas and bluegills, stingrays and sturgeons, sea stars and sea otters — and so many more animals from aquatic environments around the world! See penguins fly through chilly waters, spot sleek sharks cruising overhead and count the suckers on an octopus’ legs. At Shedd, you can look nature in the eye, investigate and discover. Get ready for beauty that surprises, mesmerizes, inspires and moves you!

Services Offered

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

Attraction Pass Partner

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




American Express




Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Reservation Cancellation Policy

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


Military Discount

Buy-out Max Capacity1600

Number of Meeting Rooms

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)1200

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)650

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style1000

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)1600

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)650

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Max Venue Capacity1600


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