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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


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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Tips for a Great Visit

  • Get in faster by purchasing a ticket online. When you arrive, see a Shedd staff member to be directed to the fastest entrance!
  • Meet the animals to make your day unforgettable. From sea star touch encounters to one-of-a-kind Trainer for a Day experiences, we have plenty of ways to get closer to the animals and learn from those who know them best.
  • Take public transit, if possible. The CTA can drop you off just steps from Shedd’s door, saving you the worry of driving and parking.
  • If you are driving, check Shedd’s traffic alerts before your visit to ensure a smooth trip.
  • Pack light. If you want to store items during your visit, we have coin-operated lockers. If you’re traveling with a toddler, an umbrella stroller may be easier than larger models for navigating exhibits and elevators.

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