Reviews and Testimonials

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The aquarium is amazing!

The displays are awesome and it there is a large variety of things to explore! The staff were all very helpful and friendly. I will definitely go back and recommend to more people.

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- Jenna Lynn (Facebook review)

Always love coming here so much!

Beluga whales are my favorite animal so it's always nice to visit and be able to see them! The shedd has a bunch of different interesting exhibits so there is plenty to "sea". Perfect for a family trip, date, with friends or even by your self! I'd recommend purchasing tickets online because sometimes the line can get a little crazy.

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- Sarah P. (Yelp review)

Incredibly well-executed aquarium

I have never been more impressed by an aquarium than by Shedd. They have a remarkably diverse and well-organized array of exhibits. Not only that, but they strongly emphasize conservation efforts in their education AND in the way they run the aquarium. This includes exhibits of local wildlife, water recycling, and responsible captive breeding programs which I strongly support.

Highlights to make sure you see are their anaconda, belugas, seahorses, and dolphins. Their sea turtle, Nickel is really cute--after a motor boat accident, she can't live in the wild, but has done really well at Shedd. Also they have a really nice gift shop. Honestly though... just give yourself enough time to see everything. We left with a sense of awe and would love to go back.

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