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Shedd Aquarium

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
312-939-2438
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Type: Aquariums
Owner description: Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Shedd Aquarium brings you eye-to-eye with more than 32,500 aquatic animals when you explore the wonderful... more » Owner description: Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Shedd Aquarium brings you eye-to-eye with more than 32,500 aquatic animals when you explore the wonderful world of "Jellies" or the recreated environments of the Amazon River and Philippine coral reefs. « less
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Perry, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

First of all unless you are realy into seeing the dolphins do tricks or a 4D movie (there were a few other choices but I don't remember what they were) my advice is to skip the big packages and just go for the general admission-$8.00 adults & $6.00 children. Be prepared to wait in line unless you buy a ticket... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Shedd Aquarium was a great place. They have a huge variety of creatures, not just freshwater and tropical fish, but also dolphins, penguins, and sea otters, which I haven't seen at other aquariums. Their aquatic show is great, as they demonstrate some training techniques and let the animals show off a little, which is the cutest. The stingray touch... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Two seasoned women took a two year old to view the aquarium. Parking close cost $22.50, but necessary. Once inside it was only $5 each for the seasoned women and $0.00 for the two year old. Now that was a bargain! You can see the penguins and fish just not the special exhibits which is too much for a two... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great displays of fish from all over the world. The live trainer demonstrations were awesome, with white sided dolphins and beluga whales. Had a great time at The Shedd and would recommend it to anyone wanting to see a fantastic underwater display! It would be nice if they discussed the history of the museum in more detail.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to wait in line & spend $ 100 per person or don't bother. $35 dollar pkg is not worth it.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This has to be my new favourite aquarium! I had been here about 15 years ago and although many new updates have been added, it still has the great charm and style it always had. The new exhibits are great, love the Wild Reef and Bruce the rescue dog who does tricks with the belugas! Great!! I was also thrilled... More

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

very nice aquarium, definitely worth of visiting if you stay more than a weekend in Chicago. a must go if you have kids. you can touch stingrays and sturgeons (a living fossil); they have belugas, penguins, dolphins, ... and many other species.

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Aylmer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Shedd was worth a visit,it contains some good aquatic features with Belugas,dolphins,sharks,stingrays etc.Personally I was expecting a little more but definitely worth the visit

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

In addition to the amazing aquatic life, the architecture is gorgeous. The arena where the shows are overlooks the water, and the shows are pretty good, too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Jellies. Definitely pay to enter the special Jellies exhibit. They are mind blowing and serene at the same time. The Beluga whales and dolphins are cool as well. The 4D movie about sea monsters was a bit of a tearjerker but fun as well. Go on a Monday.

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