Shedd Aquarium

Price — $14.95 – $39.95

From colorful fish to beluga whales, penguins, dolphins and more, Shedd Aquarium shares aquatic wonders from around the world, right in downtown Chicago!

Visitors will be required to buy a ticket online or by calling 312-939-2438 before coming to the aquarium.

More information about changes to health and safety protocol and planning a visit is available online.

Visit more than 32,000 animals beneath Chicago’s unforgettable skyline. Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Shedd Aquarium offers a full day of fun for adults and children alike. Shedd’s exhibits connect you to incredible animals from around the world — and close to home. Dive deep into coral reefs and flooded rainforests, and stroll along the craggy Pacific Northwest coast. Whether it’s the fresh, cool Great Lakes or warm waves of the Caribbean, Shedd’s many exhibits reveal the secrets of our planet’s waters. Beyond connecting guest with the living world, Shedd is also deeply committed to animal conservation and care. Our Animal Response Team stands ready to help animals in need around the globe, from orphaned sea otter pups to abandoned African penguin chicks. Shedd scientists protect wild animals and their habitats from the Great Lakes to the Caribbean, and the innovators on our learning team inspire the next generation to act for animals. See for yourself--plan a visit to Shedd today!

Shedd Aquarium

  • Mon-Fri 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Sunday 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Closed Christmas Day


  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Parking Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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