Open 9 am - 5 pm

Admission

Ticket Type General Admission Chicago Residents Shedd Members
Adult $39.95 $19.95 Free
Children (3-11) $29.95 $14.95 Free
4D Upgrade $4.95 $4.95 $2.95

Tips for a great visit

  • Advance tickets required: Get to the aquatic world faster by booking your ticket in advance. Find the dates you are looking for with ease, knowing first-hand when dates are sold out. 
  • Meet the animals: Stingray Touch and Stingray Feeding are open for the summer. Feeding is subject to availability until 12 p.m. Sea Star Touch and Sturgeon Touch are open all day every day. 
  • Exhibit experiences: We've adjusted our fish IDs to automatically scroll in order to convey information.
  • Download the Shedd Go! App: Let the Shedd Go app guide you on your aquarium journey, right from your own mobile device. Available for Android and iOS.
  • Accessibility offerings: Wheelchairs, assistive listening devices, and noise-cancelling headphones will be available on a first come, first-served basis and will be sanitized between each use. Details on Shedd’s accessibility offerings.
  • Restaurants: Bubble Net food court and Soundings Café will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 2 hours before the aquarium closes that day. Any food or drink you bring with you or purchase from machines must be consumed in designated areas. 
  • Re-entry: Unfortunately, we won't be able to let people back into Shedd once they exit the building.

Join the penguin adventures

An illustration of a rockhopper penguin walking over the Shedd Aquarium visitor's map.

Penguin adventure map

Download the penguin adventure map to follow the footsteps of Wellington and his friends along their infamous field trips with this interactive map. Follow the feet on this interactive map and click/tap the penguin feet on the map to discover the places Wellington and his friends have explored throughout Shedd and beyond!

DOWNLOAD THE PENGUIN MAP

The cover of a playfully illustrated children's book featuring two rockhopper penguins. The title is 'Edward and Annie'.

Edward and Annie: A Penguin Adventure

Follow penguins Edward and Annie on adventures around the aquarium in this new, colorfully illustrated children's book, now available for pre-sale! 

Order a copy of the book


Enhance your visit


Shopping and dining

Soundings Café in Shedd's Oceanarium serves up paninis, soups and sandwiches.
Shedd's main gift store is located just off of the main foyer, and features a large octopus hanging from the ceiling.

Make your day at Shedd even more memorable—take home the perfect souvenir! The aquarium has a range of gift shops to meet your needs. 

Learn more


FAQs

Shedd Aquarium FAQs


Directions

An overhead map of the museum campus with parking, bus stops and pedestrian paths highlighted.

Shedd Aquarium

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Between public transportation and parking nearby, you’ll be on your way to Shedd in no time. Let us help you choose the best way to get here.

Getting to Shedd

Traffic Alerts

Chicago’s Museum Campus can host a variety of special events that affect traffic and parking. Check our traffic alerts to plan your best day at Shedd!

See today's schedule


COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting Shedd Aquarium, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. 

Please review the CDC's guidance on "How to Protect Yourself & Others" from COVID-19.