Visit the Shedd-Aquarium in Chicago

Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

Explore the Incredible Saltwater Fishes at Shedd Aquarium
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Shedd Aquarium, Chicago (USA)

Sharing the Museum Campus of Chicago with Field Museum and Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium is one of Chicago’s most visited attractions. Built in 1930, it was back then, the very first inland aquarium that also houses a permanent saltwater fish collection. The 5 million US gallons of water in the Shedd Aquarium of Chicago houses more than 32,000 water and land creatures, divided into 1500 species.

History of Shedd Aquarium

The origin of Shedd Aquarium Museum is a humble one. The museum was initially called John G. Shedd Aquarium after John G. Shedd, who gifted the land and also happens to be the protégé of the benefactor of the Field Museum, Marshall Field. For a little while, it was the largest indoor aquarium in the world. Shedd’s wife Mary cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony on May 30, 1930. The iconic venue was designated the title of a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Attractions of Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium animals include any and all marine creatures that you can think of. There are stingrays, belugas, penguins, jellyfish, sea lions, sea otters, octopuses, whales, sharks, turtles and many more. The Shedd Aquarium dolphins at the Oceanarium are the friendliest creatures you will ever meet. Among the famous galleries of the aquarium are Waters of the World, which is also the oldest exhibit here, Caribbean Reef which replaced the first-ever exhibit Tropical Pool, Amazon Rising – a recreation of the Amazon River and its rainforest and the Wild Reef, which has the museum’s largest collection of marine life, including a really dangerous looking shark tank. For those who want a little bit more academic insight can attend the 4D Theatre. Inside the theatre, Shedd Aquarium shows movies that children and adults can both enjoy, with interactive seating like scent and bubbles. 3D movies on wildlife like Ice Age, Sea Monsters, Planet Earth, and Polar Express and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer during Christmas are played taking turns.

Shedd Aquarium Events

There are many events that take place at the Shedd Aquarium seasonally. There are a few regular events along with the seasonal ones that include the likes of live jazz performances, yoga classes, kayak sessions, summer camps to explore the world of animals, summer road trip, and cleaning drives on the beaches and lakes.

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    The free admission to the Shedd Aquarium is offered only to the Illinois residents on specific dates announced by the Aquarium. The free dates offered to the Illinois residents offered for 2019 are January 17-21, February 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-28, June 17, 18, 24 and 25, August 26-27, September 3, 4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30, October 1, 2, and December 4.

    The free admission to the Shedd Aquarium is offered only to the Illinois residents on specific dates announced by the Aquarium. The free dates offered to the Illinois residents offered for 2019 are January 17-21, February 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-28, June 17, 18, 24 and 25, August 26-27, September 3, 4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30, October 1, 2, and December 4.

    The general admission for adult Chicago residents to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is priced at $19.95 and $39.95 for adult non-residents. The tickets for children (aged 3-11) are priced at $14.95 for Chicago residents and $29.95 for non-residents.

    The general admission for adult Chicago residents to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is priced at $19.95 and $39.95 for adult non-residents. The tickets for children (aged 3-11) are priced at $14.95 for Chicago residents and $29.95 for non-residents.

    Don’t miss Oceanarium, Waters of the World, Wild Reef, Caribbean Reef and Amazon Rising.

    Shedd Aquarium is 3.9 miles away from Union Station and it takes around 10-15 minutes to reach.

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