Shedd Aquarium

Local nameShedd Aquarium
LocationNear South Side, Chicago

Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Opened on May 30, 1930, the 5 million US gal aquarium was for some time the largest indoor facility in the world. Today it holds about 32,000 animals.Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection. It is located on Lake Michigan, on the Museum Campus Chicago, along with the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History.

In 2015, the aquarium had 2.02 million visitors. It was the most visited aquarium in the U.S. in 2005, and in 2007, it surpassed the Field Museum as the most popular cultural attraction in Chicago. The aquarium contains 1,500 species, including fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects. The aquarium received awards for "best exhibit" from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for Seahorse Symphony in 1999, Amazon Rising in 2001, and Wild Reef in 2004. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

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Opening hours

Last ticket sales are 45 minutes before close.


Total Experience Pass:
Adults: $39.95
Children (3-11): $29.95
Infants (under 2): free

Tickets purchased online might be cheaper.

The overview of other types of tickets can be found on the official website.

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone (312)939-2438

Address 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

Coordinates 41°52'3.148" N -87°36'49.224" E

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