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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 Closed All Hours
+13129392438
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John G Shedd Aquarium has a treat for you!
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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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Tips

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Report | 4 days ago
Don't try to go on a holiday weekend
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Report | 2 months ago
Get there early
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Report | 2 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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Report | 3 months ago
It is better to go during the week. I went on a Saturday and it was crowded.
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Report | 3 months ago
Give yourself ample time to truly enjoy all the exhibits.
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Report | 3 months ago
Go early to ensure getting into aquatic show!!
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Report | 3 months ago
Go early for good parking and to be closer in the line at will call. Loved the 4D Ice Age movie and the Penguins the best.
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Report | 3 months ago
Get there early to make sure shows aren't sold out and to avoid long lines
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Report | 3 months ago
Be prepared for a long walk for parking. We were amazed at how far we had to walk; we thought what a fun idea for a cold winter day. Never again. And then when we got to the main entrance, we had to wait about 30 minutes outside in the cold before we even got into the door. We enjoyed the reefs.
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Report | 3 months ago
Look at the website to plan your day
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From Our Editors

Beluga whales and dolphins flip and splash while audiences learn their trainers’ techniques. Elsewhere, an anaconda lounges in a recreated Amazon rainforest and penguins dive in their polar enclosure. Add to that a few snuggly-looking otters and a rescued sea turtle named Nickel and you’ve got the intersection of conservation and spectacle that defines the Shedd.

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