Anchoring the aquatic offerings at this 75-year-old institution are enduring favorites such as piranhas, frogs and snakes of the Amazon; rays, turtles and moray eel of the Caribbean; frightening predator sharks and, the most storied of them all, a 100-plus-year-old Australian lungfish believed to be the longest-living fish in any aquarium in the world. A 2009 rehab of the Oceanarium gave Shedd a lifelike river and tide-pool, a reworked otter habitat, and an attempt to revamp its daily mammal presentations with choreography.
|Venue name:||Shedd Aquarium||Contact:|
1200 S Lake Shore Dr
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat, Sun 9am–6pm.|
|Price:||Admission priced per exhibit: $8–$34.95, kids ages 3–11 $6–$25.95. Discounts for Chicago residents|
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Anyone who was lucky enough to watch tadpoles grow into frogs in a grade school classroom knows that amphibians are among the most amazing creatures on the planet. These highly adaptive animals are the focus of the Shedd Aquarium's latest exhibit, which...Natural history Until Friday January 27 2017Read more
Jazzin’ at the Shedd
The Shedd Aquarium's weekly summer concert series presents a rotating group of jazz bands on a lakeside terrace. Guests can sip on cocktails and listen to music or go inside and explore the aquarium, including popular exhibits like "Amphibians" and "Stingray...Wednesday August 5 2015 - Wednesday September 2 2015Read more
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They have more types of fishes than you ever knew existed. There are dolphins, a beluga whale and the most adorable baby sea otter on this side of the Mississippi River.
Admission is reasonable, but if you want to see the super crazy stuff like a dolphin do a backflip, you'll have to cough up some extra coin.
Swimming with the animals is not allowed, but if you spend a year or two befriending the Shedd's staff, someone might let you slap on a suit and take a dip with the cephalopods. It almost certainly won't happen, but you never know.