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Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

Shedd Aquarium

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois, 60605
312-939-2438
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Shedd Aquarium

Travel to the great underwater environments across the globe as you explore fresh and salt water ecosystems. Learn about these majestic marine locations as you experience sharks, penguins, giant jellyfish, and many more exotic sea creatures up close. There are over 32,6000 animals to see! And don't miss the soaring dolphin shows that captivate visitors of all ages. Conveniently located in Chicago's Museum Campus, the Shedd Aquarium offers the perfect outing for families, science lovers, and those with a big curiosity.

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Hours -

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturdays, Sunday & Holidays 9am-6pm

Prices -

Adults $8, Children $6

Events

  • Dolphin Shows
  • Penguin Pools
  • Seasonal Events

Activities

  • Aquatic Exhibits
  • Exotic Marine Life
  • Educational Programs
  • Dining & Shopping
  • Whale &
    Dolphin Encounters

4-D Movie Theater

If you thought 3-D was amazing, get ready for an experience like never before at this state-of-the-art theater where animals come to life. This thrilling adventure takes movies to a whole new level. Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure are both screening at numerous times throughout the day.

Dolphin Shows

Visit the Abbott Oceanarium for spectacular belly flops and splashes of epic proportions as a team of trained dolphins soars over 15 feet in the air before your eyes. This incredibly popular show draws over 2 million visitors a year.

FAQs

  • What animals can be found at the aquarium?

    Over 32,000 sea and fresh water creatures call the Shedd Aquarium home. From beluga whales and giant jellyfish to huge sea turtles and fearsome sharks, the waters are bursting with exotic life that adults and kids of all ages will love observing up close.
  • What are some children activities?

    It doesn’t get any more exciting for kids than the Polar Play Zone. Here they can dress up like penguins, explore underwater worlds in a miniature submarine, and play with exotic sea stars for a unique way to learn about the oceans.

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