Plan a Visit
Welcome to Shedd Aquarium! We can hardly wait for you to meet beluga whales and bluegills, rockfish and rockhopper penguins, American alligators and an alligator snapping turtle, and so much more as you explore the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers and reefs — right in the heart of Chicago.
The best Shedd visit begins online, not in line. We offer three easy ways to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid a long wait:
Other ticket packages are available on site. Quantities are limited and may sell out.
Please note, areas of the aquarium may be closed for a portion or all of any given day without prior notice. Please contact us if you have questions about exhibit availability.