Exploring Shedd Aquarium In Chicago

If you are planning to take a trip to Chicago this summer, one are you are sure to spend time around is Lake Shore Drive, which runs along the waterfront of Lake Michigan – and as you spend time on Lake Shore Drive, you will probably end up visiting the city’s museum district. When you are in the museum district, make sure you budget in some time to spend at Shedd Aquarium, which is one of the most popular (and most highly-regarded) aquariums in the world!

If you want to get the full effect of the aquarium, you need to make sure you budget a minimum of a half day, and if you have children, you might want to have a little more time than this, as they are likely going to want to linger in a number of different areas.

Shedd Aquarium has a wonderful program and map that you can get at the front desk when you go, which lists all the different areas of the aquarium as well as all the different shows “talks” that will take place throughout the day. The experts who conduct the “talks” at Shedd Aquarium are a treasure trove of knowledge, and in addition to being able to learn a lot by listening to these experts, you are also sure to come up with plenty of questions (questions that these experts are sure to know the answers to!).


To go along with its amazing center aquarium – which is full of an incredible assortment of fish – Shedd Aquarium has a world-renowned shark display, several beautiful beluga whales, and a great collection of dolphins (the latter two of whom you can see from both above the water and from a glass front under the water!).

Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is full of everything an aquarium lover could hope to find; but even if you are not an aquarium lover, you will certainly have a great time visiting Shedd and seeing all the beautiful animals.