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Shedd Aquarium

Be prepared to be impressed at Shedd Aquarium. This National Historic Landmark is home to 32,000 sea creatures. Get up-close-and-personal with penguins and belugas. Catch an aquatic show starring frisky sea lions and amazing dolphins. Check out the exquisite exhibits, including Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, and Waters of the World. And get in on a great deal from Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago by booking our Shedd Aquarium Package, featuring two VIP tickets and a stuffed animal.

Attraction Details


1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605


General Admision: Adults: $39.95; Children: $30.95. Price includes 3 exhibits. Other exhibits require separate admission.


Labor Day-Memorial Day: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays (till 6:00 p.m. weekends); Memorial Day-Labor Day: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Festa Brazil, The Goldfish Ball, Jazzin' At The Shedd


Exhibits, Aquatic Show, Animal Chats, Caribbean Reef Dive, Tours, Dining


  • What’s the best way to get to the aquarium?

    You’ll definitely want to take public transportation. Not only is it less of a headache than driving and cheaper than parking, public transportation is really convenient. The #146 Museum Campus bus will get you practically to the aquarium’s front door.
  • Can I bring my own food?

    There is no prohibition against bringing outside food with you to Shedd Aquarium. However, there are only a few designated areas where it can be eaten. If you find you need more food, there are three cafés that serve everything from salads and sandwiches to pizza and hamburgers. Dessert is available as well.

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