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1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago Directions
Today 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Open All Hours
+13129392438
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Free general admission for teachers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin
$3 off for teachers in all other states
Illinois Free Days
Illinois residents get free general admission on select days. Must present a valid ID
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Illinois residents get free general admission on select days. Must present a valid ID
See website for details: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/plan-a-visit/Special-Offers/
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Free Shedd Passes for Chicago fire, Chicago police and military
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Admission Discounts
$3 off general admission for Chicago residents, seniors and students

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Seafood, Cafe, Traditional, Catering
  • Meals
    Lunch
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Seafood, Cafe, Traditional, Catering
  • Meals
    Lunch
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Report | 6 days ago
Go on the weekdays where there are less crowds and you can truly enjoy the experience.
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Report | 12 days ago
Wish I could have gone to the dolphins show. Didn't have the money for4 people.
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Report | 12 days ago
Had a great day. It's a good place to spend one whole day!
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Report | a month ago
The Shedd Aquarium is great but VERY expensive. Be prepared for that and pack a lunch. The food is just okay and also on the expensive side for what it is. Overall though we love the aquarium and I recommend you visit there. Kids and adults love it. The sturgeon touch was awesome. We also had a blast with the stingray touch. The Sponge Bob 4D movie was very cool too. My daughter and niece loved it.
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Report | a month ago
The 4-D show was amazing!
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Report | a month ago
Expect to wait in line if you go on weekend but it's worth the wait when you get inside.
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Report | a month ago
Arrive early to avoid the line to get in!
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Report | 2 months ago
Don't try to go on a holiday weekend
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Report | 4 months ago
Get there early
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Report | 4 months ago
Go early to avoid the long line. Plan activities for young children when the waiting time for entering aquarium is too long.
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