John G. Shedd Aquarium

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This place was great. We visited this place last week and it was fun together with my family. The kids were pretty much enjoying watching the show. Definitely we will be back here. A wonderful place.

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This place was great. We visited this place last week and it was fun together with my family. The kids were pretty much enjoying watching the show. Definitely we will be back here. A wonderful place.

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The Shedd Aquarium is great, it has everything you want in an aquarium. There are dolphin shows, beluga whales, maniteesan giant fish, sharks, a nice shark feeding at the entrance to the aquarium.
There are also jellyfish and a kind of history of marine life. This place is huge, it is fun and very educational.
Take your kids here for sure!

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★★★★☆

The Shedd Aquarium is great, it has everything you want in an aquarium. There are dolphin shows, beluga whales, maniteesan giant fish, sharks, a nice shark feeding at the entrance to the aquarium.
There are also jellyfish and a kind of history of marine life. This place is huge, it is fun and very educational.
Take your kids here for sure!

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Great family activity, we go there at least once every summer with the kids - never gets boring!

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Great family activity, we go there at least once every summer with the kids - never gets boring!

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I am not sure how you can have a baby buluga whale and have a show like this. What a missed learning opportunity. This is by far the worst executive decision I have ever seen. This shows concept, idea, and funding should have never

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I am not sure how you can have a baby buluga whale and have a show like this. What a missed learning opportunity. This is by far the worst executive decision I have ever seen. This shows concept, idea, and funding should have never

Pros: Nice Clean exhibits

Cons: Soon you will have to pay people to watch the show

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Most amazing place ever! It really is jaw droppin. They have everything you can ever imagine and the dolphin show is pretty cool. Must see!!!

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★★★★★

Most amazing place ever! It really is jaw droppin. They have everything you can ever imagine and the dolphin show is pretty cool. Must see!!!

Pros: Most amazing place ever

Cons: Pricey

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I just adore this place ever since I was a little girl - take a day off life and come here - make sure to find out which exhibits are showing at which time and GO !

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★★★★★

I just adore this place ever since I was a little girl - take a day off life and come here - make sure to find out which exhibits are showing at which time and GO !

Pros: So much fun

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My husband and I spent fifty dollars on tickets to see the "AMAZING" Shedd Aquarium because it was all hyped up as one of the best attractions in Chicago. Yeah... not so much. After paying FIFTY bucks we essential walked around and looked at fish bowls. Oh, lets not forget FANTASEA!!!! That was fun. Wait, NO, it was poorly acted and boring. We left after about ten minutes. Save your money.

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My husband and I spent fifty dollars on tickets to see the "AMAZING" Shedd Aquarium because it was all hyped up as one of the best attractions in Chicago. Yeah... not so much. After paying FIFTY bucks we essential walked around and looked at fish bowls. Oh, lets not forget FANTASEA!!!! That was fun. Wait, NO, it was poorly acted and boring. We left after about ten minutes. Save your money.

Pros: ...

Cons: Boring, EXPENSIVE, dull, boring.... parking meter was broken

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The Shedd has been a favorite of mine since my parents took me to visit the aquarium at an early age. I love the way they have the aquarium mapped out , and how the group different species together. And at every visit I always learn something new or find a new favorite.
The gift shop is another great stop to make to get gifts for friends and family.

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★★★★★

The Shedd has been a favorite of mine since my parents took me to visit the aquarium at an early age. I love the way they have the aquarium mapped out , and how the group different species together. And at every visit I always learn something new or find a new favorite.
The gift shop is another great stop to make to get gifts for friends and family.

Pros: amazing selection of aquatic species

Cons: cost

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It doesn't matter how old you are or how many times you've been, the Shedd Aquarium always provides a fun time. This museum always has a great feature exhibit that's worth the trip, along with the must-see dolphin show. Bring your camera because the city views from the Shedd are breathtaking!

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★★★★★

It doesn't matter how old you are or how many times you've been, the Shedd Aquarium always provides a fun time. This museum always has a great feature exhibit that's worth the trip, along with the must-see dolphin show. Bring your camera because the city views from the Shedd are breathtaking!

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Amazing place. Friendly staff, great attractions. Beluga whale, penguins, sharks, seahorse, coral in downtown chicago. 4-D Planet Earth was an amazing experience. Missed dolphin show, but heard its awesome. A little steep in $$, however, well worth it! Would recommend to a friend.

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★★★★★

Amazing place. Friendly staff, great attractions. Beluga whale, penguins, sharks, seahorse, coral in downtown chicago. 4-D Planet Earth was an amazing experience. Missed dolphin show, but heard its awesome. A little steep in $$, however, well worth it! Would recommend to a friend.

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This is a chicago staple. It is a great aquarium with an awesome view of Lake Michigan. The Oceanarium is very interesteing, along with the mammal show.

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★★★★☆

This is a chicago staple. It is a great aquarium with an awesome view of Lake Michigan. The Oceanarium is very interesteing, along with the mammal show.

Pros: Lots to see and learn

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I could spend all day in this place. There is always something to see and enjoy. This is the perfect place to take friends or family who visit the city.

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★★★★☆

I could spend all day in this place. There is always something to see and enjoy. This is the perfect place to take friends or family who visit the city.

Pros: whats not to like about big fish?

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Every summer we go to the Shedd Aquarium and always have a great day. They have a huge assortment of fish and other marine life to learn about. Also, the Aquarium provides an abundence of information about all the marine life that you will see. I would recommend going to the Shedd with your family, it's money well spent.

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★★★★★

Every summer we go to the Shedd Aquarium and always have a great day. They have a huge assortment of fish and other marine life to learn about. Also, the Aquarium provides an abundence of information about all the marine life that you will see. I would recommend going to the Shedd with your family, it's money well spent.

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This aquarium is huge and so cool. They have so many fish and aquatic life that it's hard to see it all. I especially liked seeing the dolphin show with the lake in the background. It's set on a great location on the lake.

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★★★★★

This aquarium is huge and so cool. They have so many fish and aquatic life that it's hard to see it all. I especially liked seeing the dolphin show with the lake in the background. It's set on a great location on the lake.

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I have been to a few aquariums for school field trips and this one just beats them all! Because I am a teacher I received an all access pass for free which was a wonderful bonus, but even if I had to pay the entrance fees it is well worth the money because there was so much to see there. I also liked how the staff got the kids to play in some interactive games about the animals. I would love to go again some day!

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I have been to a few aquariums for school field trips and this one just beats them all! Because I am a teacher I received an all access pass for free which was a wonderful bonus, but even if I had to pay the entrance fees it is well worth the money because there was so much to see there. I also liked how the staff got the kids to play in some interactive games about the animals. I would love to go again some day!

Pros: Exhibits, Friendliness of staff

Cons: No guided tours

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Walking into this aquarium is a unique experience. There are many fresh water exhibits but the coolest thing was the exhibit where both the wall and the floor are part of a tank - you feel like you are in there with the fish.

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★★★★★

Walking into this aquarium is a unique experience. There are many fresh water exhibits but the coolest thing was the exhibit where both the wall and the floor are part of a tank - you feel like you are in there with the fish.

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The Shedd Aquarium is one of the best aquarium's we have ever been to! We loved watching the dolphin show!! There was so much to see and so much to learn! We had a group of high schooler and they all had a blast!

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The Shedd Aquarium is one of the best aquarium's we have ever been to! We loved watching the dolphin show!! There was so much to see and so much to learn! We had a group of high schooler and they all had a blast!

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This is a great place to take the family! They have every kind of fish and sea creature...not to mention the great shows in the oceanarium. It is a great place to go to when spending a day in Chicago.

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This is a great place to take the family! They have every kind of fish and sea creature...not to mention the great shows in the oceanarium. It is a great place to go to when spending a day in Chicago.

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The Shedd is such a neat aquarium to visit either alone or with family. They've recently made some great improvements to the layout and the exhibits. Kids wildl get a kick out of watching the diver enter the cylindrical tank in the center of the foyer for scheduled feedings, and the dolphin show is a must! It's also located on the spectacular lakefront, and in warmer weather it's nice to mingle outside on the grounds.

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★★★★★

The Shedd is such a neat aquarium to visit either alone or with family. They've recently made some great improvements to the layout and the exhibits. Kids wildl get a kick out of watching the diver enter the cylindrical tank in the center of the foyer for scheduled feedings, and the dolphin show is a must! It's also located on the spectacular lakefront, and in warmer weather it's nice to mingle outside on the grounds.

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Although on any given day you can find a lot of kids at the aquarium, it's fun for adults too! There are so many different kinds of animals that you won't see anywhere else. And because the museum is geared toward kids, it's educational too! You can take it all at your own pace. There is so much to look at and do. I would skip the dolphin show because it's too crowded with kids and it's kind of sad to see the dolphins have to perform for people like that. The museum is a wonderful place for education and conservation.

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★★★★★

Although on any given day you can find a lot of kids at the aquarium, it's fun for adults too! There are so many different kinds of animals that you won't see anywhere else. And because the museum is geared toward kids, it's educational too! You can take it all at your own pace. There is so much to look at and do. I would skip the dolphin show because it's too crowded with kids and it's kind of sad to see the dolphins have to perform for people like that. The museum is a wonderful place for education and conservation.

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I have been to many of the bigger aquariums in the nation and The Shedd is my favorite. The layout is so nice when you have a few kids to keep up with or a stroller to command. The level of most of the exhibits allows the height challeged the independence to remain on their feet instead of on a parents shoulders.

The manta ray exhibit coupled with the sharks was so amazing. Like being IN the water with them. The dolphin show is always fun and the latest exhibit with the crabs was neat for the kids too.

I enjoyed the lunch at the Soundings which is now a members only restaurant which affords the diners and Lake view from every seat. The food is excellent and the toddler enjoyed the complementary goldfish (well, ok, so did mom and dad).

We bought a membership as we know it will pay off in the next year when we visit over and over.

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★★★★★

I have been to many of the bigger aquariums in the nation and The Shedd is my favorite. The layout is so nice when you have a few kids to keep up with or a stroller to command. The level of most of the exhibits allows the height challeged the independence to remain on their feet instead of on a parents shoulders.

The manta ray exhibit coupled with the sharks was so amazing. Like being IN the water with them. The dolphin show is always fun and the latest exhibit with the crabs was neat for the kids too.

I enjoyed the lunch at the Soundings which is now a members only restaurant which affords the diners and Lake view from every seat. The food is excellent and the toddler enjoyed the complementary goldfish (well, ok, so did mom and dad).

We bought a membership as we know it will pay off in the next year when we visit over and over.

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This is just one of the best places in the midwest to learn about marine life and have a firsthand look at many types of animals. Pricing can be expensive though, especially when you factor in parking. However, you can take a train and jump on a trolley to get here.

The best part has to be the dolphin show, which is located next to a window with a beautiful backdrop of the lake. The penguins are also really cool.

This is not to be missed for families.

PROS: lots of marine life, cool shows, nice lake views
CONS: price

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★★★★★

This is just one of the best places in the midwest to learn about marine life and have a firsthand look at many types of animals. Pricing can be expensive though, especially when you factor in parking. However, you can take a train and jump on a trolley to get here.

The best part has to be the dolphin show, which is located next to a window with a beautiful backdrop of the lake. The penguins are also really cool.

This is not to be missed for families.

PROS: lots of marine life, cool shows, nice lake views
CONS: price

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The Shedd Aquarium is a Chicago classic on the museum "campus" - a wonderful yet underrated spot by the lake. There are many excellent exhibits and collections of sea creatures here, the standard dolphin show, and rotating exhibits. Check out the sharks. The place is getting busier so it can get crowded, so coming at an off-time is recommended. Parking of course is a pain, so take the CTA if possible. The facility is expansive, well-maintained, and the exhibits look great and offer plenty of information for learning about what you are looking at. Definitely a place to visit every year - unfortunately though it keeps getting more expensive.

PROS: world class aquarium
CONS: tickets are pricier

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★★★★☆

The Shedd Aquarium is a Chicago classic on the museum "campus" - a wonderful yet underrated spot by the lake. There are many excellent exhibits and collections of sea creatures here, the standard dolphin show, and rotating exhibits. Check out the sharks. The place is getting busier so it can get crowded, so coming at an off-time is recommended. Parking of course is a pain, so take the CTA if possible. The facility is expansive, well-maintained, and the exhibits look great and offer plenty of information for learning about what you are looking at. Definitely a place to visit every year - unfortunately though it keeps getting more expensive.

PROS: world class aquarium
CONS: tickets are pricier

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This aquarium is a must see for anyone visiting the Chicago area. The aquarium has several floors and there is so much to see on each floor. Each area is divided according to geographic location.
Make sure to take in the free shows that happen every half an hour. Get a seat early, to make sure you have a great view. Do not sit in the first row unless you want to chance getting wet.

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★★★★★

This aquarium is a must see for anyone visiting the Chicago area. The aquarium has several floors and there is so much to see on each floor. Each area is divided according to geographic location.
Make sure to take in the free shows that happen every half an hour. Get a seat early, to make sure you have a great view. Do not sit in the first row unless you want to chance getting wet.

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Normally when we go to Shedd, my family is there from open to close. This is a great learning experience for children and totally fun! I love the dolphin shows. I wish they were not quite expensive though, but only Chicago residents get a discount. Almost makes me want to live in Chicago so I can afford to take my family there more.

PROS: Wonderful experience
CONS: Expensive admission

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★★★★★

Normally when we go to Shedd, my family is there from open to close. This is a great learning experience for children and totally fun! I love the dolphin shows. I wish they were not quite expensive though, but only Chicago residents get a discount. Almost makes me want to live in Chicago so I can afford to take my family there more.

PROS: Wonderful experience
CONS: Expensive admission

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I always find this place so facsinating. My daughter went their for the first time over the summer and can't stop talking about what a wonderful time she had.

PROS: wonderful
CONS: none

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★★★★★

I always find this place so facsinating. My daughter went their for the first time over the summer and can't stop talking about what a wonderful time she had.

PROS: wonderful
CONS: none

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When I moved to the Chicagoland area, I could not wait to go to the Shedd Aquarium--I had heard so many good things about it. I must say that when I finally did go, I was very disappointed. I am marine mammal lover. While the aquarium did have a marine mammal area, it focused more on fish. Thus, I was bored throughout most of the aquarium. When I finally reached the marine mammal area, I was excited to see the dolphin show. Once again, I was disappointed with the show because it was entirely geared towards children. Thus, the aquarium is a good place to go for all of those interested in marine life in general and those with children. There is also a beautiful view of Lake Michigan from the aquarium. I think that my opinion of the aquarium will change when I bring my daughter in the next couple of years.

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When I moved to the Chicagoland area, I could not wait to go to the Shedd Aquarium--I had heard so many good things about it. I must say that when I finally did go, I was very disappointed. I am marine mammal lover. While the aquarium did have a marine mammal area, it focused more on fish. Thus, I was bored throughout most of the aquarium. When I finally reached the marine mammal area, I was excited to see the dolphin show. Once again, I was disappointed with the show because it was entirely geared towards children. Thus, the aquarium is a good place to go for all of those interested in marine life in general and those with children. There is also a beautiful view of Lake Michigan from the aquarium. I think that my opinion of the aquarium will change when I bring my daughter in the next couple of years.

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I hadn't been to the Shedd in years, but it sounded like a fun day for my son & two nephews. FUN? Understatement!!

The kids (10 - 12 yrs) and adults alike were mesmerized by the incredible fish, the beautiful corral, and the Belugas.

Don't let yourself wait a decade bofore you go back!!

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★★★★★

I hadn't been to the Shedd in years, but it sounded like a fun day for my son & two nephews. FUN? Understatement!!

The kids (10 - 12 yrs) and adults alike were mesmerized by the incredible fish, the beautiful corral, and the Belugas.

Don't let yourself wait a decade bofore you go back!!

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The first time I went to this Aquarium was a little disappointed. They have many cool advertisement about the exhibition of sharks with many huge sharks. However, the largest shark they have there is probably just about 3-foot long at most. Their collection of aquatics is about medium size. The ticket is quite expensive. They have exhibition of whales (or dolphins?) which is good, but not among the best in the nation.

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★★★☆☆

The first time I went to this Aquarium was a little disappointed. They have many cool advertisement about the exhibition of sharks with many huge sharks. However, the largest shark they have there is probably just about 3-foot long at most. Their collection of aquatics is about medium size. The ticket is quite expensive. They have exhibition of whales (or dolphins?) which is good, but not among the best in the nation.

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This is one of my favorite places to go in the city. The exhibits are awesome. It is a great family place to go. ALl the staff are extremely friendly. It is a little pricey but well worth the money. The shark exhbit is one of my favorites. I love how they have interactive things for the kids to do. I love the main aquarium where you can watch a scuba diver feed all the fish. Very Cool!!

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite places to go in the city. The exhibits are awesome. It is a great family place to go. ALl the staff are extremely friendly. It is a little pricey but well worth the money. The shark exhbit is one of my favorites. I love how they have interactive things for the kids to do. I love the main aquarium where you can watch a scuba diver feed all the fish. Very Cool!!

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The Shedd as I like to call it was a non stop all day visit. The fish are a great hit for me as well as the beluga whales. The staff is always trying to feed you information that hasn't been told before and try to give you insight in anyway possible. The gift shop is huge and have so many items from models, to t shirts the purchases are endless. The parking is kind of steep but once I walked in I knew it was well worth the 11 dollars. The hours are great as well as they keep doors open after 3 PM to bring in kids who are in school that late. After Ieft the Shedd I come back the very next day to hear more interesting facts.

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★★★★★

The Shedd as I like to call it was a non stop all day visit. The fish are a great hit for me as well as the beluga whales. The staff is always trying to feed you information that hasn't been told before and try to give you insight in anyway possible. The gift shop is huge and have so many items from models, to t shirts the purchases are endless. The parking is kind of steep but once I walked in I knew it was well worth the 11 dollars. The hours are great as well as they keep doors open after 3 PM to bring in kids who are in school that late. After Ieft the Shedd I come back the very next day to hear more interesting facts.

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The Shedd Aquarium is huge - a very nice facility with countless exhibits. Great location on the lake, and enough to see to spend a day inside. A great variety of sea creatures, and very well kept exhibits with plenty of information offered. Plenty of special exhibits and live shows, so there's always something new to see.

Definitely check out the sharks and beluga whales - not something you get to see often in the midwest.

Given the location, traffic can be a problem, so a weekday afternoon is the best time to go if possible. It is also kind of pricey, but all of Chicago's big museums are these days. Call and ask about free days.

PROS: beautiful interior
CONS: expensive

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★★★★★

The Shedd Aquarium is huge - a very nice facility with countless exhibits. Great location on the lake, and enough to see to spend a day inside. A great variety of sea creatures, and very well kept exhibits with plenty of information offered. Plenty of special exhibits and live shows, so there's always something new to see.

Definitely check out the sharks and beluga whales - not something you get to see often in the midwest.

Given the location, traffic can be a problem, so a weekday afternoon is the best time to go if possible. It is also kind of pricey, but all of Chicago's big museums are these days. Call and ask about free days.

PROS: beautiful interior
CONS: expensive

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One word describes the Shedd Aquarium...WOW! Shedd is a great place to go if you interested in learning more about sea life and the animals that inhabit it. The exhibits are neat...especially when you can walk right up to the glass and see the snimals up close! Admission is steep at $25 for adults and $16 for kids for the all access pass. If you plan on seeing other Chicago attractions I recommend buying a City Pass. It can save you a ton of money!

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★★★★★

One word describes the Shedd Aquarium...WOW! Shedd is a great place to go if you interested in learning more about sea life and the animals that inhabit it. The exhibits are neat...especially when you can walk right up to the glass and see the snimals up close! Admission is steep at $25 for adults and $16 for kids for the all access pass. If you plan on seeing other Chicago attractions I recommend buying a City Pass. It can save you a ton of money!

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I love this place... but, there's always a crowd and it's expensive. I believe it's up to $18 a ticket. YIKES! If you're up for walking a ton with a million other people it's fantastic.

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I love this place... but, there's always a crowd and it's expensive. I believe it's up to $18 a ticket. YIKES! If you're up for walking a ton with a million other people it's fantastic.

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This is the best aquarium I have ever been to. You could easily spend an entire day exploring the different fish and marine animals there. My favorite display would have to be the otters - it was a joy to watch them sleep and play with each other.

My only disappointment was that we were there only a week before the new shark exhibit was to open. I love sharks and it would've been a treat to see the new exhibit.

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★★★★★

This is the best aquarium I have ever been to. You could easily spend an entire day exploring the different fish and marine animals there. My favorite display would have to be the otters - it was a joy to watch them sleep and play with each other.

My only disappointment was that we were there only a week before the new shark exhibit was to open. I love sharks and it would've been a treat to see the new exhibit.

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The Shedd aquarium offs lots to do for the entire family. THey feature many different kinds of aquatic life. THe pengiuns and seals are a favorite of my family's. It can get expensive to take an entire family there (especially with parking and such) but considering it is a pretty big place and you'll likely spend all day, the value isn't that bad.

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★★★★★

The Shedd aquarium offs lots to do for the entire family. THey feature many different kinds of aquatic life. THe pengiuns and seals are a favorite of my family's. It can get expensive to take an entire family there (especially with parking and such) but considering it is a pretty big place and you'll likely spend all day, the value isn't that bad.

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I love going to the aquarium. It is quite pricey, but I feel it is well worth the cost. The aquarium boasts your normal fish exhibits, but it is also home to an oceanarium and a shark reef. The oceanarium is home to beluga whales and dolphins. If you're lucky enough you might catch a dolphin show! Another great attraction is going to the main "fish tank" and observing when there is a diver in the tank with the fish. It's a fun experience.

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★★★★★

I love going to the aquarium. It is quite pricey, but I feel it is well worth the cost. The aquarium boasts your normal fish exhibits, but it is also home to an oceanarium and a shark reef. The oceanarium is home to beluga whales and dolphins. If you're lucky enough you might catch a dolphin show! Another great attraction is going to the main "fish tank" and observing when there is a diver in the tank with the fish. It's a fun experience.

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Another world class musuem in Chicago. I am a fish person and there are plenty to see from salt and fresh water. They also have a center aquarium in the middle of the musuem where there are sharks, turtles and all different other types of fish and every few hours there is a diver who feeds these fish. it's very educational for kids and adults alike. The best is their pacific dolphins/baluga whale exhibit. This is a must see for you and your children.

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★★★★★

Another world class musuem in Chicago. I am a fish person and there are plenty to see from salt and fresh water. They also have a center aquarium in the middle of the musuem where there are sharks, turtles and all different other types of fish and every few hours there is a diver who feeds these fish. it's very educational for kids and adults alike. The best is their pacific dolphins/baluga whale exhibit. This is a must see for you and your children.

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The Shedd Aquarium is a top notch aquarium located in the heart of Chicago's museum district. The aquarium has a wonderful variety of marine life divided up by the animals native geographic region. Additionally, there are some wonderful shows featuring some of the animals. The set up of the aquarium allows the visitor to get up close to the animal, which adds to the experience. It is often very busy, so be sure to go during the week.

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★★★★★

The Shedd Aquarium is a top notch aquarium located in the heart of Chicago's museum district. The aquarium has a wonderful variety of marine life divided up by the animals native geographic region. Additionally, there are some wonderful shows featuring some of the animals. The set up of the aquarium allows the visitor to get up close to the animal, which adds to the experience. It is often very busy, so be sure to go during the week.

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YOu have to try this. With or without children it simply can't be beat! I have never seen such entusiasm amounst empoloyees! Visiting Shedd's is like your own private adventure tour. Pay the extra for the sharks defintateyl spnd the day!

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YOu have to try this. With or without children it simply can't be beat! I have never seen such entusiasm amounst empoloyees! Visiting Shedd's is like your own private adventure tour. Pay the extra for the sharks defintateyl spnd the day!

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Considering we are not a seaside city the Shedd Aquarium is excellent. You can see all shapes and sizes of sealife! Great exhibits and shows make it a perfect way to spend a day. Reasonably priced as well! You cant go wrong with this Aquarium.

PROS: Everything!
CONS: Nothing!

5
★★★★★

Considering we are not a seaside city the Shedd Aquarium is excellent. You can see all shapes and sizes of sealife! Great exhibits and shows make it a perfect way to spend a day. Reasonably priced as well! You cant go wrong with this Aquarium.

PROS: Everything!
CONS: Nothing!

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I love the Shedd Aquarium! It's huge, with an enormous octagonal tank inside, containing all different kinds of marine life. Be sure to check out the sea turtles (they're so cute!) and the giant sting rays. They really keep the place up and there are several inexpensive but cool things that you can purchase in their gift shop. Definitely not to be missed if you are in the Chicago area.

5
★★★★★

I love the Shedd Aquarium! It's huge, with an enormous octagonal tank inside, containing all different kinds of marine life. Be sure to check out the sea turtles (they're so cute!) and the giant sting rays. They really keep the place up and there are several inexpensive but cool things that you can purchase in their gift shop. Definitely not to be missed if you are in the Chicago area.

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The Shedd Aquarium is an awesome place to visit. It is so well-kept and the displays are so beautiful, you'll want to visit again and again. Don't miss their exhibits ( they do live shows throughout the day) -- not only are they super fun to watch, but they are really informative as well. Never know what you can learn, and if you don't learn anything new, you'll still enjoy the great display!

5
★★★★★

The Shedd Aquarium is an awesome place to visit. It is so well-kept and the displays are so beautiful, you'll want to visit again and again. Don't miss their exhibits ( they do live shows throughout the day) -- not only are they super fun to watch, but they are really informative as well. Never know what you can learn, and if you don't learn anything new, you'll still enjoy the great display!

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The Shedd Aquarium is one of the best places in Chicago. It right off lake Michigan and has an enormous variety of aquatic life to see. The whales are probably the most interesting and they have several belugas with their babies. The dolphins are also very cute and my favorite would have to be the penguin. They probably have 50-100 penguins all in one area together. The highlight is the giant aquarium right in the front when you first walk-in-- especialy at feeding time.

5
★★★★★

The Shedd Aquarium is one of the best places in Chicago. It right off lake Michigan and has an enormous variety of aquatic life to see. The whales are probably the most interesting and they have several belugas with their babies. The dolphins are also very cute and my favorite would have to be the penguin. They probably have 50-100 penguins all in one area together. The highlight is the giant aquarium right in the front when you first walk-in-- especialy at feeding time.

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This is a good place for families, and also for people who are just really interested in fish and marine mammals. Some of the older exhibits are not as interesting as the new exhibits, which boasts beluga whales, sting rays, etc. The belugas are not to be missed--they're cute and fun to watch and not many aquariums in the US have them.

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★★★★☆

This is a good place for families, and also for people who are just really interested in fish and marine mammals. Some of the older exhibits are not as interesting as the new exhibits, which boasts beluga whales, sting rays, etc. The belugas are not to be missed--they're cute and fun to watch and not many aquariums in the US have them.

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Shedd Aquarium is a Museum with live fish and marine live. They have a variety of fishes from sharks to smaill fresh water fish. They have a center aquarium Coral Reef in which divers feed them 5 times a day. They also have Oeanarium in which they have Bulga Whales and dolphins in which there are shows with the trainers throughout the day. Excellent place for kids and those who are visiting Chicago. Parking can be difficult to find and parking is usually additional fee.

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★★★★★

Shedd Aquarium is a Museum with live fish and marine live. They have a variety of fishes from sharks to smaill fresh water fish. They have a center aquarium Coral Reef in which divers feed them 5 times a day. They also have Oeanarium in which they have Bulga Whales and dolphins in which there are shows with the trainers throughout the day. Excellent place for kids and those who are visiting Chicago. Parking can be difficult to find and parking is usually additional fee.

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Absolutly my favorite museum in Chicago. Every part of the museum has something interesting. I think the original floor is the best. It has fish from all different regions. The amazon exhibit was added a few years ago, and is really interesting. It has more interactive and reading type stuff versus the old part which is pretty much just fish on display with the name. The shark reef felt like a bit of a rip off to me, but trying it once doesnt hurt. The new crab display was nice, but not as cool as I thought it would be.

5
★★★★★

Absolutly my favorite museum in Chicago. Every part of the museum has something interesting. I think the original floor is the best. It has fish from all different regions. The amazon exhibit was added a few years ago, and is really interesting. It has more interactive and reading type stuff versus the old part which is pretty much just fish on display with the name. The shark reef felt like a bit of a rip off to me, but trying it once doesnt hurt. The new crab display was nice, but not as cool as I thought it would be.

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I'm not one for fish in general, but I find the Shedd Aquarium to be simply awesome! They have a great set of exhibits and live shows, and keep everyone's attention for the duration! It is a really cool place to see animals that are definately not native to Chicago! If you havent ever been, why don't you go!

5
★★★★★

I'm not one for fish in general, but I find the Shedd Aquarium to be simply awesome! They have a great set of exhibits and live shows, and keep everyone's attention for the duration! It is a really cool place to see animals that are definately not native to Chicago! If you havent ever been, why don't you go!

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This museum is enjoyable for both children and adults. It is both fun and educational. There are many exhibits in this museum, so be prepared to spend a few hours here. The reef is pretty new and one of the best parts. I see it listed for pet supplies and accessories, but I do not know why. There is a gift shop but that is it. It is pretty expensive for a family to attend, with special exhibits costing even more.

PROS: Lots to see
CONS: Admission charges are pretty high

5
★★★★★

This museum is enjoyable for both children and adults. It is both fun and educational. There are many exhibits in this museum, so be prepared to spend a few hours here. The reef is pretty new and one of the best parts. I see it listed for pet supplies and accessories, but I do not know why. There is a gift shop but that is it. It is pretty expensive for a family to attend, with special exhibits costing even more.

PROS: Lots to see
CONS: Admission charges are pretty high

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A very extensuve variety of fishes nake viewing the aquarium quite interesting. However, it seems younger children get bored quickly. The Oceanarium captures the attention of the little ones better with their talking Beluga Whales, and the dolphins. If you're lucky you'll ccatch the dolphin show, where they wow spectators with a series of flips and jump. To view both the Oceanarium and Aquarium is very costly.

PROS: entertaining dolphin show, awesome beluga whales
CONS: very expensive, infrequent dolphin show

3
★★★☆☆

A very extensuve variety of fishes nake viewing the aquarium quite interesting. However, it seems younger children get bored quickly. The Oceanarium captures the attention of the little ones better with their talking Beluga Whales, and the dolphins. If you're lucky you'll ccatch the dolphin show, where they wow spectators with a series of flips and jump. To view both the Oceanarium and Aquarium is very costly.

PROS: entertaining dolphin show, awesome beluga whales
CONS: very expensive, infrequent dolphin show

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