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Shedd Aquarium

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"The Shedd Aquarium is a great place to get up and close to over 30,000 different sea species. Their exhibits include the Abbott Oceanarium where you'll find beluga whales and sea otters, and the Polar Play Zone perfect for kids to touch starfish and see penguins. The building is currently being upgraded with most experiences to be completely by summer 2024. Hours vary day to day, typically opening at 9 or 10am and closing at 6pm or 10pm Tickets are available 2 months in advance and vary based on expected attendance, around $40"
"Located in the museum campus area and near the lakeshore, shed aquarium is one of the best I've been to in the country. Lines in the summer can get REALLY long. I would recommend buying your tickets online at their website ahead of time. INCLUDED IN CHICAGO CITY PASS TICKET"
"An aquatic institution showcasing a mesmerizing array of marine life, interactive exhibits, and educational programs, captivating visitors of all ages with its immersive underwater experiences."
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