Shedd Aquarium: A Gallery of Sea Life
Explore the Amazon, discover the Caribbean reef or come face to face with a shark--anything can happen when you tour the Shedd Aquarium
in Chicago, IL. Known as the world's largest indoor aquarium, Shedd is home to more than 32,500 aquatic animals and hosts more than two million visitors a year. It's a favorite destination for locals and a must-see for Chicago tourists.
When you visit Shedd, you'll journey to the Amazon, check out the ocean floor and explore the astounding habitats of your favorite sea creatures. Don't miss the museum's Animal Encounter program, where you may run into millipedes, tarantulas, red-tailed boa constrictors, skinks and chameleons in Amazon Rising and the Island and Lakes Gallery.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or snacks at the aquarium cafe, where you can purchase a variety of salads, sandwiches and bottled beverages. And before you leave, don't forget to stop at the Aquarium Store for souvenirs, educational toys and a variety of conservation books.
Your trip to Shedd isn't complete without checking out the museum's 4-D theater experience in Phelps Auditorium. Put yourself in the picture as you enjoy the theater's high-definition projector and special effects seating designed to invade your senses with the sights, sounds and smells of aquatic life.
The Chicago, IL area is full of attractions and activities, so make plans to stay a while. When you make reservations at a Choice Hotels® property near the Shedd Aquarium
, you'll find yourself just minutes away from sharks, sea turtles and anemones. Make a reservation on ChoiceHotels.com today for affordable lodging near all your favorite Chicago destinations.