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Shedd Aquarium

Memorable Chicago Activities

Finding the right hotel in Chicago can be frustrating. Finding hotels near Shedd Aquarium with a pool can be even more frustrating.

Thankfully, The Penthouse at Grand Plaza has you covered. Our convenient location offers quick and easy access to all the marvelous attractions located in Chicago’ s storied and illustrious Museum Campus.

Museum Campus, is home to Adler Planetarium which is America’s first planetarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and Soldier Field home of the Chicago Bears. One of the most popular must see attractions is Shedd Aquarium, only about a 15-20 minute drive from The Penthouse at Grand Plaza.

The not-for-profit Shedd Aquarium Society was founded by John G. Shedd in 1924 and has since become innovative leaders in preserving aquatic wild life. With over 32,000 different creatures from a diverse range of eco-systems, Shedd Aquarium is a truly awe-inspiring for kids and eye-opening for Adults. 

Shedd Aquarium is open during the winter, weekdays 9a.m.-5p.m. and weekends 9a.m.-6p.m., and during the summer from 9a.m.-6p.m.

A Total Experience ticket starts at $39.95 for adults and $30.95 for children. We recommend getting your tickets  online in advance so you can skip the long wait lines!