Shedd Aquarium

About The Shedd Aquarium

Chicago is lucky enough to be home to one of the best aquariums in the world – the Shedd. Having first opened its doors in March of 1930, the Shedd now houses over 32,000 animals from all over the world. In an effort to set themselves apart from other aquariums and zoos, the Shedd is focused almost entirely on conservation and rehabilitation, helping to ensure our favorite waterways and species remain strong. Among their most popular exhibits are the Wild Reef, showcasing tropical species, and the Polar Play Place, which rehabs penguins, otters and seals among other arctic animals.

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1200 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Hours of Operation:
Weekdays 9am – 5pm
Weekends 9am – 6pm