Open 9 am - 5 pm


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

Keeping you safe

  • Staff and guests (over the age of 2) wear face coverings.
  • Advance purchase of timed tickets is required.
  • High-touch experiences will gradually resume, including Sea Star & Sturgeon Touch.

Tips for a great visit

  • Advance tickets required: Get to the aquatic world faster by booking your ticket in advance. Avoid lines and find the dates you are looking for at ease, knowing first-hand when dates are sold out. 
  • Paused experiences: The Aquatic Presentation is still paused. Visit our frequently asked questions for more details.
  • Meet the animals: Stingray Touch and Stingray Feeding are open daily, weather permitting. Sea Star Touch and Sturgeon Touch will gradually resume with limited hours as the animals reacclimate.
  • Exhibit experiences: We've adjusted our fish IDs to automatically scroll in order to convey information.
  • Water fountains: For your safety, water fountains will not be available. Guests may purchase water or use a bottle refilling station.
  • 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 4 p.m. daily. 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.

Penguin adventure map

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

Join the penguin adventures

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!


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


Shedd Aquarium FAQs


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!

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