The Shedd Aquarium is one of the top places to visit in Chicago; a must-see attraction located on the shores of Lake Michigan and filled with 32,000 fascinating marine animals from a range of diverse habitats. 

Visit the Shedd Aquarium with your Go Chicago pass

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass

  • Get access to all the permanent exhibits and talks

  • There are over 32,000 marine animals to see

  • Learn about the important conservation work that the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago does

  • Your pass gives you access to many more attractions in Chicago including Brookfield Zoo or the Adler Planetarium.

Go on a wild underwater adventure at Shedd Aquarium. Ideal for all the family, This attraction is ideal for all the family and perfect for fans of sharks, stingrays, and everything in between.

Hours of Operation

9AM - 5PM
Weekends and holidays
9AM - 6PM

Closings & Holidays

Christmas Day. 

Know before you go

Priority entry! Go directly to the Will Call door and show your Go Chicago pass to gain admission.

For more information, visit the Shedd Aquarium website.

Tips for visiting Shedd Aquarium

  • For an additional fee, you may also purchase tickets at the Will Call ticket desk (pending availability) for a 4-D Experience.

  • Shed Aquarium parking is available to book in advance through the SpotHero app and you can receive 50% off versus drive-up. Alternatively, there is also a valet service most weekends.

  • There are many hotels near Shedd Aquarium, check out The Swissôtel or Best Western River North Hotel who are official partners with the aquarium.

Getting there

Shedd Aquarium

US, IL, Chicago, 60605, On Chicago's Museum Campus 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive,


On Chicago's Museum Campus 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive,
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

Closest Bus Stop

Take CTA: Red, Orange, or Green Line to the Roosevelt Road/Museum Campus stop. Take CTA bus #146 from points north or south.