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Shedd Aquarium

Category: Aquarium,
Neighborhood: Downtown, Museum Park,
1200 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, Il, 6065
(312) 939-2438

Strap a mask and flippers on your imagination and chart a course to Shedd Aquarium. Ranked among the world’s leading public aquariums, Shedd is home to more than 32,600 animals - from snails to sharks to whales, from the fresh and salt waters of the globe - that connect guests to the living world and inspire them to make a difference. If you haven’t seen Shedd recently, you won’t believe your eyes! The Oceanarium just reopened with new exhibits, new experiences and increased opportunities for interactions with animals. Polar Play Zone, a new exhibit just for children, will tap into kids’.

overall kidgrade rating: 8

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4 Ratings

Price 7
Location 10
Parking 6
Kid Equipped 9
  • Hours:

    May 31 through June 30, 2010
    9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    July 1 through Sept. 6, 2010
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sept. 7 through Dec. 24, 2010
    Weekdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Weekends 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Price:

    Adults $26.95 Children (ages 3-11) $19.95

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user rated: 8

Price 7
Location 10
Parking 8
Kid Equipped 8


The hands on kids zone is lots of fun and the beluga whales are beautiful. Our favorite exhibit is the Jellies!

user rated: 6

Price 2
Location 10
Parking 1
Kid Equipped 10


Super fun, the kids’ area is great.  It’s a world-class aquarium located in Chicago’s museum campus.  Parking is so expensive, as is the admission price.  Try to find a way to get free tickets, like by going on a free day or becoming a member.

user rated: 9

Price 8
Location 10
Parking 9
Kid Equipped 10


My family and I LOVE the Shedd. It is a great place to spend the day and their hourly shows are amazing. While I do think it is expensive for just a family day, you can join for a year for the same cost as going one time as a family of four. Plus, it is tax deductible! If you join online it is even less expensive then joining once you get there. Another perk if you become a member - NO waiting in long lines and free passes to special events. You also get priority seating at shows. Bonus!

As for the Shedd, I can look at the fish all day long. Each time we go we see something different or something we didn’t notice before. Looking for a great family gift? Then I would highly recommend a family pass to the Shedd.

user rated: 9

Price 10
Location 10
Parking 7
Kid Equipped 8


I took my 8 month old son to the Shedd Aquarium on a free day. I thought it would be very over crowded but it was not bad at all. The location is easy to get to as I drive from the suburbs and can take I-55 all the way to Lake Shore Drive. The parking wasn’t that great. I thought it was kind of expensive and was a long walk in the cold to the Aquarium. I thought the Aquarium was child friendly though I didn’t think that there were many child friendly options for lunch (we went with a mother of a 2 year old). I also felt the lunch pricing was not budget friendly.

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