Plan a Visit
Welcome to Shedd Aquarium! We can't wait for you to meet 32,000 amazing animals and explore the world’s oceans, 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:
Purchase tickets online for priority entry.
Become a Shedd member.
Get a Chicago CityPASS, a great vacation value featuring Shedd and foud other major attractions.
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.