Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois is the oldest and one of the largest aquariums in the world. In addition to changing focuses, there are beluga whales, dolphins, sea lions, snakes and of course fish from all corners of the world to see.

Chicago in the American state of Illinois is home to the largest indoor aquarium facility in the world. Built in 1929, the Shedd Aquarium is also one of the oldest marine museums in the world. Together with the equally popular Adler Planetarium and Field Museum attractions, it forms the Museum Campus on the shores of Lake Michigan.

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In the very generously laid out and elaborately presented museum, there are countless attractions to see around the sea creatures.

Tip: As a Chicago City Pass holder, you not only save money, but also the queues, which can get quite long, especially at weekends and during school holidays!

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Attractions at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

In the reef aquarium, a huge seawater column in the middle of the room, fish, corals, rays, moray eels and the water turtle can be admired from all sides. At regular intervals, you can watch the feeding and witness how rays and sharks also eat out of the diver's hand.

In the Tide Pool you can experience live how the sea creatures in near-shore waters brace themselves against the omnipresent force of the waves and are washed back and forth by the surf.

A highlight at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is the snow-white beluga whales that can be seen playing above and below water in their spacious tank, Illinois, USA - © James Camel / franks-travelbox
© James Camel / franks-travelbox

In addition to ever-changing focal points, the snow-white beluga whales are certainly a highlight, which can be observed playing above and below water in their spacious pool.

The dolphin pool is also generously proportioned. Those who experience the spectacular dolphin show learn how the dolphins and sea lions were trained, accompanied by magnificent light and music. The most beautiful thing about the show is the feeling that the animals also enjoy it and enjoy the thunderous applause just as much as the trainers.

The dolphin show is obviously fun for the animals too, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, USA - © James Camel / franks-travelbox
© James Camel / franks-travelbox

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Official website of the Shedd Aquarium
Chicago City Pass

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