Open 9 am - 5 pm
A family in Underwater Beauty peers through a habitat teeming with quick-moving, many-shaped reef fish.
A Magellanic penguin stands on the rocks of its Polar Play Zone habitat, other penguins visible in the background swimming on their stomachs in the water.

Ticket prices

Members: Free General Admission every day

Chicago residents: $19.95 Adult General Admission every day

General Admission: Prices vary - Guests can save on Shedd Admission by booking in advance. Learn more.

Reserve your tickets online!

Online reservations are required for entry to Shedd Aquarium. If you are unable to purchase online, please call 312-939-2438. Members and guests will now choose an available entry time when purchasing tickets online. 

Please note, areas of the aquarium may be closed for a portion or all of any given day without prior notice.

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