Shedd Aquarium

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In a Nutshell

The iconic Chicago aquarium is home to more than 32,500 creatures, including sea jellies, beluga whales, and penguins.

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Promotional value expires Dec 24, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid 11/29-11/30/13. Promotional value may not be applied toward membership. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

An aquarium visit soothes the soul with visions of floating fish and bubbling habitats that call to mind the gestation pods in which all human life begins. Come full circle with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $40 for two Total Experience passes (up to a $75.90 value)
  • $80 for four Total Experience passes (up to a $151.80 value)<p>

In addition to admission to all regular exhibits, Total Experience passholders can explore the Jellies exhibit and take in the 4-D Experience and the aquatic show. Children aged 2 and under get in free.<p>

Shedd Aquarium

Chicago might be far from any ocean, but that obstacle didn't stop it from pioneering the first permanent inland saltwater aquarium in the country. Thanks to civic leader John G. Shedd’s drive and contribution of $3 million paid for nearly a million gallons of seawater transported by rail from Florida’s coast, by 1930 the city hosted exhibits large enough to accommodate a wide variety of marine species–sea mammals as well as fish.

Today, Shedd’s dream continues to thrive with the aquarium’s scores of undersea creatures—from sharks and dolphins to vibrant sea cucumbers—showcased in educational, eye-catching exhibits. The permanent collection spirits visitors from the Great Lakes to the Amazon River to the waters of the Pacific Northwest. The resident animals often share their turf seasonal exhibits like stingrays, who fill dramatic special exhibits.

The most exciting animal encounters, however, may come via the year-round Aquatic Presentation. Trainers may demonstrate the natural behaviors of sea lions, dolphins, and even beluga whales. They have some four-legged company, too: a trio of rescue dogs often appear alongside their finned adoptive family, demonstrating how learning through positive reinforcement transcends boundaries between species. Also included is quarterly updates on the symbolically adopted animal via email. These emails provide unique updates from the aquarists and marine mammal staff that care for these animals daily.

Customer Reviews

The Shedd Aquarium is a fun place for school aged kids to enjoy learning about all kinds of aquatic life We thoroughly enjoyed the experience as a family!
Judy T. · December 9, 2015
Shedd aquarium was very cool The package offered on groupon gave you a excellent experience for a great price
Dana B. · November 15, 2015
Just go and enjoy, there is so much to see!
Cindy N. · December 22, 2014

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