Strap a mask and flippers onto your imagination and chart a course to Shedd Aquarium. Have you ever gotten eye-to-eye with a dolphin? Or met a penguin on a stroll to the South Pole? Or immersed yourself in an Amazon flooded forest? At Shedd, it's all possible.
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$5 tickets for locals. (Hint: go with a local)
Well, the aquarium in Dubai impressed me more, but this one is also nice. I wish the shows would be more interesting.
Dolphins were blocked off for the newborn. Was a nice aquarium, may be biased but the Camden aquarium is nicer.
That Aquarium is well laid out and staff is friendly. The shark Aquarium is great, will give you goose bumps! I had the CityPass, good value for money!
Expensive stop but perfect with kids and extreme weather
Great views around the shedd. It's one of the best aquariums in the US
In the summer look out for jazzin at the shedd! Adult fun!
Try to get pass so you can skip the line and get in faster.
A la carte pricing for the good stuff: otters, whales, and dolphins 🐶🐋🐬💰
Do not pay the $40, $8 will do the same job.
The stingray exhibit is wonderful!
The aquarium is clean with large viewing areas. Getting there early meant short lines and easy access to the aquariums.
A must visit if in Chicago alone or with the family. The Aquarium takes about 3-5 hours to go through the whole thing. Get the VIP pass to see all the shows and definitely get the stingray touch.
Very very crowded on any day in the summer. Make sure to pre-purchase tickets so the wait is shorter. Nice amount of critters to see!
Budget lots of time here. At least 1 full day.
Great view in the dining area
Pay the extra $ and go see the penguins
The penguins are very funny and the beluga whales are cool!
I liked this place more than The Field Museum! If you have a school ID the tickets are only $5 for general admission. Go early though to bypass the crowds.
The best aquarium!
Beautiful aquarium but beware the long lines on weekends. Pre-purchase your tickets or be prepared to wait 30+ minutes to get in!
Nice place to kids
Love this place! We spent 5 hours checking out the exhibits and shows -only 1 big negative -1 hour wait time ti get into the Shedd - what's up with that?
The aquatic show is very much education, with very little show. Unless you're looking to make this an education trip this addition can be avoided.
Saying this place is amazing is an understatement. Great tourist spot but expect it to be a little $$. Great for all ages
Such a cool fish museum!
Great place! Lots to learn about underwater life :)
Get there early!
One of the first indoor aquarium ever. Originally had the saltwater transported by train from Key West in Florida.
This is one of those places you must visit in Chicago. The diversity of fish they have here is astounding. Even when it's busy and crowded, the other visitors are very courteous.
Be sure to check the free admission days for IL residents!
I don't know anything about fish, but this place is amazing!
Excellent aquarium, choose the CityPass, great deal!!!
It's always a good place to go with friends or family.. I'm from Brazil and had visited twice in different periods already.. High season like Christmas or News Eve must be patient.. Too crowded!
Don't miss the Beluga !!
Fantastic day at the aquarium, I would skip the 4D show next time but the aquatics show was superb!
A fun place for all ages. I don't know how often the exhibits change so probably don't want to go on a weekly basis. My daughter loves the place and shows.
Get to the aquatic show early. This is the place fills up 10+ minutes before it starts
Sea otters and belugas. One of the biggest aquariums I've ever seen in the US
Great shows.. The dolphins are so cute.. You need to see all the shows.. Best ever
A Sailor's View---Awesome......
You should see this aquarium 💗 At holiday times you may be to await one's turn if you don't have city pass card. There are too many types of fishes and it's amazing.
Super freaking awesome
incredible aquarium, the jellyfishes and the reef was amazing
Go and see a lungfish that has been in the Shedd since 1933! They have amazing exhibits from all over the world with fun shows for kids, 4-D movies, and pretty much every fish you could imagine.
Watch the shows! Pay the extra bucks... It'sworth it!
Go on a weekday during the school year. Otherwise you will have little kids pushing on your legs at every exhibit. I love this aquarium.
Love the aquatic reef tank! So big & colorful. Make sure to check out the aquatic show, they do talk, a lot, but it is still neat; especially if you have never seen anything like that!