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Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium

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1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
312-939-2438
https://www.sheddaquarium.org/
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Nestled on the coast of Lake Michigan, this indoor public aquarium holds more than 1,500 species of wildlife, including over 25,000 fish. It is the most popular cultural attraction in Chicago and ... Read more
boasts a variety of impressive exhibits, including Waters of the World, where visitors can explore 80 different aquatic habitats and its denizens. Follow a green sea turtle in the Caribbean Reef, learn about the jellyfish's unique digestive system, and view larger marine life - like beluga whales - in the Abbott Oceanarium.

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Shenzhen, China

Great aquarium alongside some of Chicago’s best museums so it’s easy to spend a day hitting up the cultural spots.

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Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

If you want to experience a diverse group of marine animals from all over the world, be sure to add The Shedd Aquarium to one of your stops when visiting Chicago!

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Grayslake, Illinois, USA

Great to see the animals and the dolphin show! Love that they have penguins and work with rescues!!

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Miami, Florida

It's beautiful aquarium with plenty to do such as watching short clips in their theater and touching the sting rays as well as having dolphins put up a show!

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Elkader, Iowa, USA

This aquarium is perfect for families!! Very hands on for children, and lots of unique creatures.

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Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

Wednesday night Jazzin' at the Shedd is the best day to visit! Good for families and better for couples! One of the most romantic date nights you can have in the city. Jazz, food for purchase, the aquarium, and fireworks from Navy Pier!

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West Chicago

Always a fun time for families. If you can catch it first thing on a free day - Illinois residents only.

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Grand Haven, Michigan

Great way to see all the animals and awesome way to learn about then! Could go on a field trip or anything fun like that!

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA

The highlight of a recent trip to Chicago. Visited as a kid, so cool to see it again. The aquarium has everything from bright colorful tropical fish, Dolphins, beluga whales, to sharks and everything between. Very worth the time.

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Kissimmee, Florida, USA

One of the best aquariums in the country, as well as the oldest. The Shedd is a historic building that houses an impressive aquatic collection.

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Oak Brook, Illinois, USA

If you like animals, this is the place to go. The aquarium is such a great place to visit.

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Local from Chicago, Illinois

Clean and full of wonder! Whether you're 3 or 93 there's plenty to see and do, even petting stingrays!

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Local from Chicago

This aquarium is a wonderful museum. It sits in Museum Campus and is in a lovely setting on the lake which adds to the atmosphere with the various water based wildlife that they have. They have several Lively setups and one tank that blends in the eyeline to be an endless tank with the lake. If you really want to experience this museum you should set aside a full day for it.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

The Shedd is awesome. It's one of the better city aquariums I've been to. There's lots of information on local aquatic and marine life and conservation efforts. There's also a several kid friendly play areas.

FYI, come early. The lines can get long if you don't.

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Louisville

Great fish and marine life displays depicted original habitat. Interactive exhibits. One of my favorites was the jellyfish tanks.

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Local from Chicago

My friends and I always enjoy our trips to the Shedd. Great for families, the dolphin show is always a hit with the kids

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West Chicago, Illinois

Schools and families would love this museum. They have beautiful fish and amazing experiences to take

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Great place I go as often as I can. Great place to relax and spend a day in the city. I go about once a month and always find something new to see.

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Menomonee Falls

I was expecting more. I paid the additional fee to see the extra exhibits and still left feeling as if I didn't experience what I thought I would. I've heard so many people talk about visiting here so I thought I'd check it out. I felt like my local zoo had as good of an exhibit if not better. Children would enjoy this. It's a "been there once don't desire to go back" kind of place.

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Local from Chicago

I came here on a free day, which was a great opportunity to save some money and even though it was limited we had a lot of fun!

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