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Shedd Aquarium allows you to look nature in the eye, as you immerse yourself in seas, rainforests and reefs, right in the heart of Chicago! Explore the lives of aquatic animals, meet and touch some special species, indulge your inner penguin at the Polar Play Zone, and learn with hands-on exhibits and family-fun activities.

Meet the creatures of the deep at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. This action-packed aquatic adventure brings the oceans, reefs, and rivers to you via special exhibits, hands-on activities, and more.

Dive deep into coral reefs and see what lives in flooded rainforests – without getting your feet wet! Look for piranhas, tarantulas, stingrays, monkeys, and even a 14-foot anaconda.

Explore the rocky Pacific Northwest coast, the fresh Great Lakes, and the warm Caribbean waves. Visit a fishing village where residents saved their reef from destruction. See marine life at every turn, from beluga whales, dolphins, sea lions and sea otters to native ducks, Asian carp, and touchable prehistoric sturgeons.

Worried there's not enough to do for the kids? Watch as they slip into a penguin suit and waddle around in the Icy South play area. In the Icy North they can even explore Arctic waters in a kid-sized submarine! It's fun, educational, and will leave you with a profound sense of the ocean's current state and how we can all help.


What's included

Admission to the Shedd Aquarium
Admission to all exhibits, animal presentations (when available) & Stingray Touch (open late May - mid-September)
4-D Experience (if selected at checkout)

What's not included

Extraordinary Experiences
Guided tours
Food & drinks
Additional info

Visiting with kids:

Shedd is a popular place and can get crowded, especially on weekends, in the summer, and on holidays. Sunday mornings, when the aquarium is least crowded, are a great time for relaxed family visits.

Animal presentations:

Make the most of your day by planning your trip around animal experiences/special presentations. Please refer to the venue website for the current program.

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket


  • Follow the link on your voucher to reserve a timeslot after your booking
  • Enter the Aquarium through the Accessible Entrance, marked by the "Man with Fish" statue. Proceed to the doors on your left and go through the bag check and then join the lines for a Sales Ambassador to assist you
  • If you reserved a timeslot, please arrive 5 minutes beforehand and show your Tiqets' smartphone ticket and the timeslot reservation
  • If you did not reserve a timeslot, the Sales Ambassador will ask you for your name and assign you the next available timeslot. If you come late, all timeslots might be sold out for the day


Opening hours

Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

How to get there

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, US, 60605, Chicago
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Ratings & reviews

based on 6 reviews
Dec 29, 2019
I went in with high expectations, but was disappointed. For $40 a person, I don’t think it’s worth going.
Nov 7, 2019
Loved it
Nov 5, 2019

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