Explore the wonders of the aquatic world at Chicago’s “must-sea” destination! At Shedd Aquarium you’ll meet 32,000 animals representing more than 1,500 species of invertebrates, fishes, reptiles, birds and mammals from aquatic environments around the globe.

SPARKING COMPASSION, CURIOSITY AND CONSERVATION

Watch dolphins leap along a Pacific Northwest coast, navigate an Amazon flooded forest where fishes swim among the treetops and dive on a Philippines reef among corals and sharks—all without leaving Chicago or even getting your feet wet!

Discounts & Deals

Shedd Aquarium will offer free general admission for Illinois residents on select dates.
Free general admission including all exhibits for Illinois residents (valued at $39.95 for adults and $29.95 for children), valid January 18-19 and 22-26. Not valid on Saturday and Sunday, January 20- 21.

Museums for All
LINK (EBT) and WIC cardholders receive free admission to Shedd Aquarium.
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SPECIAL EXPERIENCES

WASHED ASHORE: ART TO SAVE THE SEA
Sixteen colorful, larger-than-life sculptures of familiar aquatic animals, crafted entirely from plastic beach trash, mix creativity and conservation.
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TODAY AT SHEDD
Make the most of your visit—plan your day around Shedd’s unbelievable animal experiences and special presentations.
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EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES
Add depth to your Shedd visit with an Extraordinary Experience. From a behind-the-scenes tour to an up-close encounter with a penguin to an opportunity to shadow a marine mammal trainer, Shedd has experiences you’ll never forget.
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Admission

Free admission on select dates for Illinois residents

Adult: $39.95
Child (3-11): $29.95
Chicago resident adult: $19.95
Chicago resident child: $14.95

Hours

Monday to Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Location

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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