It is a public aquarium housed indoors that opened on May 1930. Its 5 million gallons of aquarium water have more than 25,000 fishes. The John G. Shedd Aquarium has also marine mammals, snakes, amphibians, insects and birds, with a grand total of about 1,500 species. It is one of the most visited aquariums in the USA.
1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, 60605
John G. Shedd Aquarium Reviews
Unlike most other aquariums this one has ocean mammals such as dolphins and they put on a great show.
With all types of species and things to learn, the Shedd Aquarium is a MUST SEE in Chicago!
I have been to the Shedd Aquarium on numerous occasions and I've enjoyed very trip. I absolutely love the Beluga whale exhibit. The exhibits are amazing. The diversity of the exhibits are also a great bonus. The shows are awesome. I highly recommend anyone that loves animals and fish take the time to visit the Shedd Aquarium.
Not just for the kids !
We love the Shedd Aquarium. It's a very fascinating place for the whole family. They have a special entrance for handicapped guests so you don't have to wait in the longer lines. I would recommend you get there at opening time if possible. They also have a place to eat. Love the location, it was easy enough to get there off of the hwy. Take a GPS though.
Dominique MamaLife Cloutier
Great Family Attraction!
My boyfriend and I went here with my parents and our son when he was 15 months old. He had SO much fun pointing at all the jellyfish and all the bright colors. We went to the dolphin show, but we were so far up/back, it didn't really catch my son's attention. The adults enjoyed it though! =) The other great thing about this place is that they have plenty of benches and places to rest! I was 8 months pregnant when we walked through, so it was nice to be able to sit down and look at the fish while taking a break for a minute. This is a great place for any age!
Lots of Fish!
Ever since I was a kid, I always had a fascination with fish and wanted to visit an aquarium. When I finally got to visit here at the age of 25, it was everything I could ever have dreamed and then some! There was so many fish to see and lots of shows to take in also.