John G. Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, with over 25 000 fish, and 5 000 000 gallons of water. Shedd Aquarium was the first aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection. Shedd Aquarium shares the Alder Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History with the Museum Campus Chicago. With over 2 million annual visitors and named the most popular cultural attraction in Chicago, Shedd Aquarium is a must see for Global Exotic Car Hire Chicago Airport customers. With a total of over 1500 species of fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibian, and insects, John G. Shedd Aquarium is a fantastic place to visit!

Ticket Prices

Ticket prices differ depending on what a car hire Chicago airport customer is searching for. With the Shedd Pass, visitors are able to experience the Abbott Oceanarium and Polar Play Zone, Wild Reef, Amazon Rising, Caribbean Reef, and Waters of the World. Global Exotics Car Hire Chicago Airport visitors may also watch Shedd’s aquatic show with whales, dolphins and penguin. The adult ticket price is $26.95 and children (aged 3-11) are $19.95. The Total Experience Pass allows access to all exhibits at the aquarium. As well, visitors in a car hire Chicago airport vehicles can enjoy a 4-D experience, for adults $30.95 and Children $23.95. The Fantasea Pass allows access to all exhibits, a 4-D experience, Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, the Abbott Oceanarium and Polar Play Zone. For Adults the price is $32.95 and for children $25.95. For an individual membership the cost is $80, and for a family the price is $145.

When To Visit

Shedd Aquarium is open from September 7 through December 24, 2010 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily shows involve the Aquatic Show, where visitors in a car hire Chicago airport rental are able to watch the dolphins soar and belugas dance in the aquatic show. The narrated dives include the Wild Reef and the Caribbean Reef, which allows visitors to feel as if they are in the water with the animals. Animal encounters allow for guests to have an up close and personal experience with tarantulas, turtles, snakes and lizards. Camp Shedd is a fabulous place for young children to partake in all that Shedd Aquarium has to offer. Visitors in a car hire from Chicago airport to participate in a campsites, and get close to turtles, snakes, frogs, fishes and birds.


A tour of the Shedd Aquarium is the best way for visitors in car hire Chicago airport vehicles to experience all that is has to offer. A total of 50 minutes, a tour guide will show you Shedd from the perspective of the animal care staff. Visiting the animal healthcare center, as well as behind the galleries, visitors are able to see the animals from a different angle and learn about breeding programs and see how the animals at Shedd Aquarium are fed. Tours are available daily from May 31 to September 6 daily at 11 a.m., 1p.m., and 3 p.m. From September 7 to May 20, tours are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The package for the behind the scenes tour includes a total experience of the aquarium, Abbott Oceanarium, Wild Reef and Shedd’s aquatic show. The cost is $43.95 for adults and $36.95 for children. Visitors in a car hire Chicago airport vehicle may inquire online at or call 312-692-2723.

Extraordinary Experiences

The John G. Shedd Aquarium provides visitors in a car hire Chicago airport vehicle the ability to have an extraordinary and memorable experience during the time spent at the aquarium. If visitors want to plan an experience that is more personal or in-depth, Shedd Aquarium provides numerous options. Shedd Holiday Breakfast features a full breakfast followed by a 4-D showing of The Polar Express, and the new aquatic show, A Holiday Fantasea. Visitors in a car hire from Chicago airport are able to meet Santa, have your photo taken, and receive a gift. The Polar Play Zone allows children to try on a penguin suit and act as a bird in the Icy South. Children also have the option to explore the belugas in a submarine, as well as sea stars in touch pools. The Extraordinary Experience Club allows travelers in a car hire from Chicago airport to receive a behind the scenes tour, all day admission to all exhibits, admission to the 4-D experience, VIP seating for the aquatic show. A penguin encounter is a 30 minute encounter which allows visitors to touch the penguins and learn fascinating facts. With the extraordinary experiences package, visitors can also participate in a beluga encounter which allows visitors to see where the belugas live and a vast array of information about how they care for them. To book your tour of John G. Shedd Aquarium, visit or call 312-692-2723.