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  • Shedd Aquarium Chicago

Shedd Aquarium

Travel to spectacular underwater worlds across the globe as you explore fresh and salt water ecosystems. Learn about marine life from many destinations as you experience sharks, penguins, giant jellyfish, and many exotic sea creatures up close. Encounter more than 32,000 animals at the Shedd Aquarium, and don't miss the soaring dolphin shows that captivate visitors of all ages. Located in Chicago's Museum Campus, the Shedd Aquarium offers the perfect outing for families, science lovers, and those with a big curiosity. Shedd Aquarium is just a few minutes from the Silversmith Hotel.



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


  • Adults $39.95, Children (3/11) $29.95


  • Dolphin Shows
  • Penguin Pools
  • Seasonal Events


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

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 with built-in sensory effects. 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.


  • What animals can be found at the aquarium?

    More than 32,000 sea and fresh water creatures call the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago home. From beluga whales and giant jellyfish to sea turtles and sharks, the aquarium waters are bursting with exotic life as well as exciting dolphin shows.
  • 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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