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Shedd Aquarium

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
+1 312-939-2438
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Ranked #49 of 304 Attractions in Chicago
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Owner description: Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Shedd Aquarium brings you eye-to-eye with more than 32,000 aquatic animals when you explore the wonderful world of "Jellies" or the recreated environments of the Amazon River and Philippine coral reefs.
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Melbourne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best aquariums I've ever seen. Especially the collection of jellyfish, the otters and the beluga whales. Especially don't miss the stingray patting. They have been debarbed so no risk.

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Arlington, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We heard so many things about the Shedd so when we came to town we HAD to go. Firstly, the exterior and the grounds are beautiful. It was 28 on the day we went so we couldn't really take advantage of the grounds and sit at a table or on the grass and enjoy a hotdog but still, it was... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Its been years since coming here so i decided to kill some time. I was inpressed by how organized it was and most of all the Caribbean Tank, also the Jellys were not here the last time i came but it was great. I imagine kids would love it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

this is a very good museum with an excellent variety of marine creatures. Educational value for kids is very high. As with any other museum in a large city, time your visit on a weekday if possible to avoid large crowds. they have a whale/dolphin show which is cute. do not expect a show on the same lines as sea... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We spent a whole afternoon in the Shedd. You need at least that to see everything properly. My personal favourites were the Beluga Whales. We had purchased our tickets previously on a Go Chicago pass, which stored our purchase on my mobile phone, to be scanned at each location. Saves money and you can jump the queue too! Well worth... More

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Kirkland, WA
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Take your kids and have a blast at one of the best aquariums around! The Shedd Aquarium is a marvelous experience and a great place to spend a day in Chicago.

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Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the Shedd Aquarium in November of 2014. We were a group of 23, and we felt very welcomed by the staff. As a group, we received a discount, and we were able to pay for our tickets well in advance, which was awesome! The group coordinator, met us outside, and walked us right in. The lockers (as of... More

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My husband and I love visiting aquariums in the various cities we visit. The Shred is a great one to visit. The jellyfish exhibit was very interesting. The aquarium is well laid out so that even when there are school tours, you are able to see the attractions. A definite must see while in Chicago.

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Milwaukee, WI
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Shedd is a must-see if you are visiting Chicago. Allow a minimum of 6 hours to really enjoy all the aquarium has to offer. The café has a really nice lunch menu...it is far better than you usually find in a museum or attraction. It even has healthy choices...I loved the Superfoods green salad...baby kale, blueberries, nuts, goat cheese, etc.... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I visited Shedd just over two weeks ago, two adults with one 4 year old girl, and spent over 5 hours. We really had a great time! The 4 year old LOVED the aquarium, there were so many cool things to see and do. Not only fish or aquatic species, but they have a selection of monkeys, snakes, birds, and... More

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