Beautiful location and aquarium. Its a family favorite the kids love the circular aquarium in the center they feel like they can almost touch the fishes. Its busy but large enough to accommodate large groups. A must when visiting Chicago .
- General Info:
- Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Shedd Aquarium brings you eye-to-eye with more than 32,000 aquatic animals - from whales to snails, tarantulas to turtles, angelfish to zebra sharks!
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (312) 939-2438
Primary Phone: (312) 692-3277
Phone: (312) 986-2286
Primary Phone: (312) 939-2438
Primary Phone: (312) 986-2286
I went here on a saturday afternoon and that was def the wrong time to go. I had to wait in line outside for 45 min then another 15 mins inside the building to pay for a ticket. It however, was worth the wait. The set up was nice and they have really cool displays. They have a lunch area with great food although expensive. Lastly, I caught a dolphin show at no extra charge. I would go back just not on a weekend afternoon.
06/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I am not sure how you can have a baby buluga whale and have a show like this. What a missed learning opportunity. This is by far the worst executive decision I have ever seen. This shows concept, idea, and funding should have never happened.
SOS...Shame on the Shedd..End this show now before word gets around..It's already not good.
12/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I spent fifty dollars on tickets to see the ""AMAZING"" Shedd Aquarium because it was all hyped up as one of the best attractions in Chicago. Yeah... not so much. After paying FIFTY bucks we essential walked around and looked at fish bowls. Oh, lets not forget FANTASEA!!!! That was fun. Wait, NO, it was poorly acted and boring. We left after about ten minutes. Save your money.
11/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The Shedd has been a favorite of mine since my parents took me to visit the aquarium at an early age. I love the way they have the aquarium mapped out , and how the group different species together. And at every visit I always learn something new or find a new favorite.
The gift shop is another great stop to make to get gifts for friends and family.
11/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
It doesn't matter how old you are or how many times you've been, the Shedd Aquarium always provides a fun time. This museum always has a great feature exhibit that's worth the trip, along with the must-see dolphin show. Bring your camera because the city views from the Shedd are breathtaking!