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$20 -- Shedd Aquarium: Admission w/Express Entry, Reg. $38

Sold out - This deal was published June 05, 2014 and sold out June 19, 2014.
By Karl Klockars
Visitors to Chicago can save over 45% on admission and be among the first to try Shedd's new Stingray Touch experience, which just opened for the season. 

Why we love it

  • Shedd Aquarium, home to over 32,000 animals, is one of the world's largest aquariums
  • It's one of the Best Things to Do in Chicago (U.S. News & World Report Travel)
  • One of the best aquariums in the U.S. (Travel Channel)
  • The hands-on Stingray Touch experience allows visitors to get up close to these creatures in Shedd's new outdoor environment


May 28 - June 20 and Sept. 2 - 30, 2014; not valid June 21 - Sept. 1


John G. Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
(See Map)
Tel: 312-939-2438

What's included

  • For $20 (reg. $37.95) receive admission for one person
  • Includes Express Entry -- jump to the front of the line
  • Access to all exhibits, including the aquatic show and new Stingray Touch experience (aquatic show subject to availability)
  • View exhibits like the Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising and Waters of the World
  • Valid for adults and kids admission
Travelzoo Tip: Extraordinary Experiences at Shedd, including a behind-the-scenes tour, a beluga whale encounter and a Trainer for a Day visit, are also available for half off here.

The fine print

Valid between May 28 - June 20 and Sept. 2 - 30, 2014; not valid June 21 - Sept. 1. Reservations not required. Please present this voucher at Shedd Aquarium Will Call to receive your tickets. This offer excludes the 4-D experience. Aquatic Show access subject to availability. Tax, if applicable, and gratuity are not included. Valid for one person. Not valid on products. Cannot combine with other offers. Must use in one visit.

$20 May 28 - June 20 and Sept. 2 - 30, 2014; not valid June 21 - Sept. 1   $37.95
47% off | 3,954 bought
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100% Enjoyed John G. Shedd Aquarium
100% (28 ratings)
Sold out at
11:59 p.m. CT on June 19


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

100% Enjoyed John G. Shedd Aquarium
(28 ratings)
Quality of Service
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

The entire day was wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with all of the animals! From the penguins to the birds, the whales to the dolphins.

I would've liked to see a bit more of the training of the animals, or perhaps maybe even getting to hold a penguin but I suppose they know which animals (in our case belugas) respond best to outsiders.

Sep 29, 2013 Justin Illinois, United States

The experience was great and a lot of fun.

We were supposed to experience two whales, but we only experienced one. Also, the time seems short for the price.

May 13, 2013 Kristen Illinois, United States

Being in the aquarium without a huge crowd.

Watching the show did not leave much time to see the rest of the aquarium before closing. Perhaps allowing some more time in the beginning would make this a better value.

Mar 25, 2013 Jeffrey Wisconsin, United States

the price and really enjoyed the show

Mar 25, 2013 Angel Illinois, United States



Mar 24, 2013 Barry Illinois, United States

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1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: 312-939-2438

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