The Shedd Aquarium (1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL) in Chicago is famous for a reason.
With one ticket, the Amazon river, the coral reefs of the Philippine Islands, over 80 habitats, and 32, 500 under water creatures are available on any whim.
Weekendtrips gives it two thumbs up, marking it a definite Weekendtrips must-see for families and curious minds in Chicago, guaranteed to turn any humdrum weekend into something unforgettable.
Tour by exhibit
View over 80 habitats and tour major rivers and reefs, Great Lakes and small ones, and the ocean. Visit underwater Island and Lake ecosystems and witness what we land creatures rarely get to see in person. On any moment’s notice, you can pick and choose different backdrops from the Caribbean Reef, Amazon forest, the Abbott Oceanarium’s Pacific Northwest coast and Wild Reef’s Indo-Pacific reef.
Tour by animals
If you’re more familiar with animal life, plan your day at Shedd Aquarium in accordance with your favorite animals. Find the slippery strange or discover the cute and fuzzy. From playful otters, octopuses, whales, penguins, lizards, dolphins, sharks and more — the water world’s food chain is all here for you to learn about and enjoy.
Discover an interactive 4-D experience in Phelps Auditorium. The Shedd Aquarium has built-in “special FX” seats sure to get water world lovers swiping at life like bubbles, blowing wind, and even have you inhaling and hearing all the scents and sounds of under water life. Tickets go for $6 a pop and can be purchased at the theater box office.
If you’re looking for Shedd Aquarium discounts, plan ahead of time. The Shedd Aquarium offers Illinois Resident Discount Days where you can find amazing deals that’ll help you save hard earned dollars. For more information visit the Shedd Aquarium website.