Things to Do in Chicago – Shedd Aquarium – Amazing Underwater Exhibits

Immerse yourself in the spectacular underwater realm at Shedd Aquarium, one of Chicago’s flagship attractions. The most visited aquarium in the country, this massive animal center features five million gallons of water – all inhabited by the amazing creatures of the deep. Explore several themed areas, tour special exhibits, and visit the Adler Planetarium for a glimpse into the nighttime sky. Meet and mingle with the creatures of the deep blue sea, river estuaries, coral reefs, and other unique ecosystems. Current exhibits and highlighted features at Shedd Aquarium include:

  • Waters of the World
  • Caribbean Reef
  • Amazon Rising
  • Wild Reef
  • Stingray Touch
  • Abbott Oceanarium
  • One World Aquatic Show
  • 4D Theater
  • At Home on the Great Lakes
  • Amphibians (special exhibit)
  • Soundings Café & Deep Ocean Café
  • The Bubble Net Gift Shop

Shedd Aquarium is open 9 am to 6 pm, seven days a week in summer (through August 22). From August 22 through June 10, the aquarium will be open from 9 am to 6 pm on weekends, and from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays. Looking for the best things to do in Chicago? Stay at our River North hotel. Our convenient location puts you in the middle of the action. Make your booking today!


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