Visiting Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium


If you are planning a trip to Chicago this summer, one of the areas you are sure to spend time around is Lake Shore Drive, which runs along the waterfront of Lake Michigan – and as you are spending time on Lake Shore Drive, one of the places you will probably stop by is the museum district. And as you explore the museum district, you should 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!

In order to get the full effect of Shedd Aquarium, you should make sure you budget at least half a day to enjoy it, 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 pick up at the front desk when you visit, which lists all the different areas of the aquarium as well as all the “talks” you can plan to attend during your time at the aquarium. 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!).

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In addition to the incredible assortment of fish on display in the center tank, Shedd Aquarium also 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!).

Shedd Aquarium is sure to give you everything you could want in an aquarium if you are an aquarium lover; but even if you are not an aquarium lover, you will certainly have a great time visiting Shedd and seeing all the beautiful animals.