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Shedd Aquarium

Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is a not-for-profit organization built to home for 32,600 species like a seahorse, beluga whale, dolphins, and reef sharks. It was opened in 1930 and since then it dedicated itself to programs for conservation, research and rehabilitation efforts around the world.

Located on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois

Mask Policy

Masks are required for all staff and visitors over the age of 2 regardless of vaccination status. We are looking forward to seeing you at Shedd Aquarium. I am very excited for you to meet these amazing animals and so much more to explore and fun exciting things to do— all in the heart of Chicago.


Shedd is encouraging everyone to get ticket reservations online in advance through our webpage. This will help you go further without inconvenience. Visitors will have to choose their best time of arrival.

Experience everything that Shedd has to offer, from seeing a beluga whale up close to rockhopper penguins! General admission includes unlimited visits to all habitats, animal engagements, and exhibits, as well as  our latest special exhibit, the Underwater Beauty, and seasonal Stingray Touch. EZ Bed Bug Exterminator Chicago

4-D Experience is a $4.95 upgrade (subject to availability). 

Permanent Exhibits to Explore

The Shedd gives you a 90,000-gallon tank to let you experience a 360-degree view of the sea creature community. Watch sea turtles and stingrays gracefully glide through the tank like you are actually swimming with them.

Explore the Amazon experience in Amazon Rising and watch out for different species like snakes, crocodiles, and piranhas.

Pet and feed penguins only at Polar Play Zone. This was designed for the little explorers to interact with fluffy polar animals.

Get up-close with dolphins, sea lions, whales, and more in Abbot Oceanarium. Walkthrough the humid rainforest and reach the coastline, where you will discover diverse habitats along the ocean coast.

You cannot miss Aquatic Show and witness dolphins soar and belugas dancing like there is no tomorrow.

Tickle your senses at Shedd’s 4-D Experience, where you are not just watching but at the same time tricking your senses into the feeling of being able to go or be brought anywhere. Your chair vibrates, there’s air coming out somewhere, illusionary scampers by your foot. Who wouldn’t want to experience that?

We already stayed in our homes for so long since the pandemic and that we also need to engage and spend time with our family outside. But always make sure that you practice proper health practices to avoid and protect your family from the disease.


Visit Shedd Aquarium located in 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. , Chicago, IL, USA. They are open 9am to 5 pm.

Check out other tourist attractions like Navy Pier.