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Shedd Aquarium

1200 S Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60605

Discover and meet 32,000 animals at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. Located at Museum Campus, the Shedd Aquarium allows families to explore the creatures and life that call water home. There are also opportunities to connect and even touch some of the animals that live at Shedd Aquarium! With so much to see, the aquarium is an educational and fun opportunity for the whole family to enjoy.

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    Big Bus Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day Discover Ticket
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    Explore Chicago by day with our sightseeing bus tours as we take you on an extensive route, showcasing the best the city has to offer. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers, smell delicious food, and experience the culture of the Midwest on our double-decker buses. Enjoy exploring this dynamic city with the freedom to hop-on and hop-off as many times as you wish; take your time discovering Chicago!

    With your Big Bus Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day Discover Ticket, you'll experience the following highlights:

    THE BIG LOOP (RED ROUTE) STOPS:

    • STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Drive - across the bridge from Trump Tower)
    • STOP 2: Skydeck Chicago & Willis Tower (319 W. Jackson Blvd - opposite Willis Tower/Skydeck entrance)
    • STOP 3: Millennium Park & The Art Institute of Chicago (112 S. Michigan Ave - in front of Citibank)
    • STOP 4: Hilton Chicago & Grant Park (800 S. Michigan Ave - outside Kitty O'Shea's Pub)
    • STOP 5: Adler Planetarium (Solidarity Drive)
    • STOP 6: Museum Campus (Museum Campus Dr. & E. McFetridge Dr. - near the CTA Bus Stop)
    • STOP 7: Sheraton Grand Chicago (441 N. Columbus Drive - across the street from NBC Tower)
    • STOP 8: Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave - Big Bus tent @north end of park)
    • STOP 9: Water Tower & The Magnificent Mile (163 E. Pearson St - near the corner of Michigan Ave)
    • STOP 10: 360 Chicago (150 E. Chestnut St - near the corner with Michigan Ave)
    • STOP 11: Hard Rock Cafe (614 N. Clark Street - in front of the Rock'n'Roll McDonald's)
    * Admission to various museums and attractions along the bus route are not included in this ticket.
    ** First Bus and Last Bus times vary based on season and are subject to change.

    View all Big Bus Tours if you are looking for other Big Bus sightseeing discount tickets.

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    • Chicago's Marathon Day
    • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Redemption

    Redeem your E-Ticket at any Big Bus stop. Simply show your E-Ticket to the bus driver or a member of staff at the stop and get hoppin'!  

    The Frog Family recommends redeeming your E-Ticket at:
    •  STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker - across the bridge from Trump Tower)

    Availability

    Operating Hours:
    • January - February (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Friday – Monday)
    • March - April (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., daily)
    • May - December (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., daily)

    The Big Loop (Red Route):
    • First Bus: 10:00 a.m.* from STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr. - across the bridge from Trump Tower)
    • Last Bus: 4:00 p.m.* at STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr. - across the bridge from Trump Tower)
    • Full Circuit Time: 2 hours (approx.)
    • Bus Frequency: every 30-45 minutes
    * First Bus and Last Bus times vary based on season and are subject to change.

    Refund Policy

    To be eligible for a refund, E-Ticket must be unused, not expired, and returned at least 24 hours prior to your selected redemption date. Once verified with the vendor that they are unused, 95% of the item(s) total will be refunded. Yup, we are friendly frogs. The 5% fee will cover the delivery, handling and the processing fees associated with accepting payment and fulfilling the order. Expired E-tickets, used E-tickets, or any E-ticket not currently sold on this site are non-refundable.

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    E-ticket expires upon redemption or in full six (6) months from selected redemption date.
    Adult (13+)
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    Child (3 - 12)
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    Chicago All-Inclusive Pass by Go City - 1 Day Pass
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    Ticket is valid through February 28, 2025. This ticket is non-refundable.
    Ticket is valid through February 28, 2025. This ticket is non-refundable.
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    Discover over 25 top Chicago attractions and save up to 45% with Go City. Your All-Inclusive Pass gives you one (1) day to see and experience as much of the city as possible. Adventure under the waves at Shedd Aquarium, hop-on an open-top bus tour, enjoy breathtaking views of Windy City at 360 Chicago, travel through space at Adler Planetarium and so much more. The more you see, the more you save!

    Your All-Inclusive Pass includes:
    • Access to 25+ attractions, tours and activities for one (1) day
    • Must-do experiences in Chicago such as 360 CHICAGO, Shedd Aquarium and Tall Ship Windy
    • Includes both indoor and outdoor experiences so whatever the weather, there's something to do
    • Digital pass and handy city guide - download to your mobile device or print at home before you go

    Click here: Chicago All-Inclusive Guidebook to see a list of participating attractions. (note: attractions can change without notice)

    *Guide last updated 2/13/2024

    View all Go City Multi-Attraction Passes if you’re looking for other discount multi-attraction passes.

    Redemption

    Save time with direct entry to attractions on your mobile device — simply show your pass using your smartphone! Your pass will be immediately available for download as a mobile pass on your smartphone device. You may also print your pass if you prefer a hard copy.

    Refund Policy

    This ticket is non-refundable.

    Expiration

    E-ticket expires upon redemption. If unused, E-Ticket will expire on February 28, 2025.

    Adult (13+)
    $105.88
    $112.76
    final price
    Child (3 - 12)
    $72.08
    $76.76
    final price
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    Chicago All-Inclusive Pass by Go City - 2 Day Pass
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    Ticket is valid through February 28, 2025. This ticket is non-refundable.
    Ticket is valid through February 28, 2025. This ticket is non-refundable.
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    Discover over 25 top Chicago attractions and save up to 45% with Go City. Your All-Inclusive Pass gives you two (2) days to see and experience as much of the city as possible. Adventure under the waves at Shedd Aquarium, hop-on an open-top bus tour, enjoy breathtaking views of Windy City at 360 Chicago, travel through space at Adler Planetarium and so much more. The more you see, the more you save!

    Your All-Inclusive Pass includes:
    • Access to 25+ attractions, tours and activities for two (2) consecutive days
    • Must-do experiences in Chicago such as 360 CHICAGO, Shedd Aquarium and Tall Ship Windy
    • Includes both indoor and outdoor experiences so whatever the weather, there's something to do
    • Digital pass and handy city guide - download to your mobile device or print at home before you go

    Click here: Chicago All-Inclusive Guidebook to see a list of participating attractions. (note: attractions can change without notice)

    *Guide last updated 2/13/2024

    View all Go City Multi-Attraction Passes if you’re looking for other discount multi-attraction passes.

    Redemption

    Save time with direct entry to attractions on your mobile device — simply show your pass using your smartphone! Your pass will be immediately available for download as a mobile pass on your smartphone device. You may also print your pass if you prefer a hard copy.

    Refund Policy

    This ticket is non-refundable.

    Expiration

    E-ticket expires upon redemption. If unused, E-Ticket will expire on February 28, 2025.

    Adult (13+)
    $144.30
    $153.68
    final price
    Child (3 - 12)
    $105.88
    $112.76
    final price
    Save $15
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    Chicago All-Inclusive Pass by Go City - 3 Day Pass
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    Ticket is valid through February 28, 2025. This ticket is non-refundable.
    Ticket is valid through February 28, 2025. This ticket is non-refundable.
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    Discover over 25 top Chicago attractions and save up to 45% with Go City. Your All-Inclusive Pass gives you three (3) days to see and experience as much of the city as possible. Adventure under the waves at Shedd Aquarium, hop-on an open-top bus tour, enjoy breathtaking views of Windy City at 360 Chicago, travel through space at Adler Planetarium and so much more. The more you see, the more you save!

    Your All-Inclusive Pass includes:
    • Access to 25+ attractions, tours and activities for three (3) consecutive days
    • Must-do experiences in Chicago such as 360 CHICAGO, Shedd Aquarium and Tall Ship Windy
    • Includes both indoor and outdoor experiences so whatever the weather, there's something to do
    • Digital pass and handy city guide - download to your mobile device or print at home before you go

    Click here: Chicago All-Inclusive Guidebook to see a list of participating attractions. (note: attractions can change without notice)

    *Guide last updated 2/13/2024

    View all Go City Multi-Attraction Passes if you’re looking for other discount multi-attraction passes.

    Redemption

    Save time with direct entry to attractions on your mobile device — simply show your pass using your smartphone! Your pass will be immediately available for download as a mobile pass on your smartphone device. You may also print your pass if you prefer a hard copy.

    Refund Policy

    This ticket is non-refundable.

    Expiration

    E-ticket expires upon redemption. If unused, E-Ticket will expire on February 28, 2025.

    Adult (13+)
    $195.53
    $208.24
    final price
    Child (3 - 12)
    $118.68
    $126.39
    final price
    Save $20
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    View Ticket Details
    Chicago All-Inclusive Pass by Go City - 5 Day Pass
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    LIMITED TIME SAVINGS! Ticket is valid through February 28, 2025. This ticket is non-refundable.
    LIMITED TIME SAVINGS! Ticket is valid through February 28, 2025. This ticket is non-refundable.
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    Discover over 25 top Chicago attractions and save up to 45% with Go City. Your All-Inclusive Pass gives you five (5) days to see and experience as much of the city as possible. Adventure under the waves at Shedd Aquarium, hop-on an open-top bus tour, enjoy breathtaking views of Windy City at 360 Chicago, travel through space at Adler Planetarium and so much more. The more you see, the more you save!

    Your All-Inclusive Pass includes:
    • Access to 25+ attractions, tours and activities for five (5) consecutive days
    • Must-do experiences in Chicago such as 360 CHICAGO, Shedd Aquarium and Tall Ship Windy
    • Includes both indoor and outdoor experiences so whatever the weather, there's something to do
    • Digital pass and handy city guide - download to your mobile device or print at home before you go

    Click here: Chicago All-Inclusive Guidebook to see a list of participating attractions. (note: attractions can change without notice)

    *Guide last updated 2/13/2024

    View all Go City Multi-Attraction Passes if you’re looking for other discount multi-attraction passes.

    Redemption

    Save time with direct entry to attractions on your mobile device — simply show your pass using your smartphone! Your pass will be immediately available for download as a mobile pass on your smartphone device. You may also print your pass if you prefer a hard copy.

    Refund Policy

    This ticket is non-refundable.

    Expiration

    E-ticket expires upon redemption. If unused, E-Ticket will expire on February 28, 2025.

    Adult (13+)
    $209.01
    $222.60
    final price
    Child (3 - 12)
    $148.57
    $158.23
    final price
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    Big Bus Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day Discover Ticket
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    Adult (13+)
    $47.24
    $48.60
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    Child (3 - 12)
    $34.12
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    Includes one (1) day of the hop-on, hop-off city tour.
    Includes one (1) day of the hop-on, hop-off city tour.
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    Explore Chicago by day with our sightseeing bus tours as we take you on an extensive route, showcasing the best the city has to offer. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers, smell delicious food, and experience the culture of the Midwest on our double-decker buses. Enjoy exploring this dynamic city with the freedom to hop-on and hop-off as many times as you wish; take your time discovering Chicago!

    With your Big Bus Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day Discover Ticket, you'll experience the following highlights:

    THE BIG LOOP (RED ROUTE) STOPS:

    • STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Drive - across the bridge from Trump Tower)
    • STOP 2: Skydeck Chicago & Willis Tower (319 W. Jackson Blvd - opposite Willis Tower/Skydeck entrance)
    • STOP 3: Millennium Park & The Art Institute of Chicago (112 S. Michigan Ave - in front of Citibank)
    • STOP 4: Hilton Chicago & Grant Park (800 S. Michigan Ave - outside Kitty O'Shea's Pub)
    • STOP 5: Adler Planetarium (Solidarity Drive)
    • STOP 6: Museum Campus (Museum Campus Dr. & E. McFetridge Dr. - near the CTA Bus Stop)
    • STOP 7: Sheraton Grand Chicago (441 N. Columbus Drive - across the street from NBC Tower)
    • STOP 8: Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave - Big Bus tent @north end of park)
    • STOP 9: Water Tower & The Magnificent Mile (163 E. Pearson St - near the corner of Michigan Ave)
    • STOP 10: 360 Chicago (150 E. Chestnut St - near the corner with Michigan Ave)
    • STOP 11: Hard Rock Cafe (614 N. Clark Street - in front of the Rock'n'Roll McDonald's)
    * Admission to various museums and attractions along the bus route are not included in this ticket.
    ** First Bus and Last Bus times vary based on season and are subject to change.

    View all Big Bus Tours if you are looking for other Big Bus sightseeing discount tickets.

    Blackouts

    • Chicago's Marathon Day
    • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Redemption

    Redeem your E-Ticket at any Big Bus stop. Simply show your E-Ticket to the bus driver or a member of staff at the stop and get hoppin'!  

    The Frog Family recommends redeeming your E-Ticket at:
    •  STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker - across the bridge from Trump Tower)

    Availability

    Operating Hours:
    • January - February (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Friday – Monday)
    • March - April (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., daily)
    • May - December (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., daily)

    The Big Loop (Red Route):
    • First Bus: 10:00 a.m.* from STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr. - across the bridge from Trump Tower)
    • Last Bus: 4:00 p.m.* at STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr. - across the bridge from Trump Tower)
    • Full Circuit Time: 2 hours (approx.)
    • Bus Frequency: every 30-45 minutes
    * First Bus and Last Bus times vary based on season and are subject to change.

    Refund Policy

    To be eligible for a refund, E-Ticket must be unused, not expired, and returned at least 24 hours prior to your selected redemption date. Once verified with the vendor that they are unused, 95% of the item(s) total will be refunded. Yup, we are friendly frogs. The 5% fee will cover the delivery, handling and the processing fees associated with accepting payment and fulfilling the order. Expired E-tickets, used E-tickets, or any E-ticket not currently sold on this site are non-refundable.

    Expiration

    E-ticket expires upon redemption or in full six (6) months from selected redemption date.
    Adult (13+)
    $47.24
    $48.60
    final price
    Child (3 - 12)
    $34.12
    $35.10
    final price
    Save $5
    vs. gate price
    View Ticket Details
    Big Bus Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 2-Day Essential Ticket
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    Adult (13+)
    $55.99
    $57.60
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    Child (3 - 12)
    $38.49
    $39.60
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    Includes two (2) days of the hop-on, hop-off city tour.
    Includes two (2) days of the hop-on, hop-off city tour.
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    Enjoy two (2) days of hop on hop off sightseeing bus tour as Big Bus takes you on an extensive route, showcasing the best the city has to offer. Once you've enjoyed the beautiful views of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers from the top of our double-decker buses, make unlimited returns to your favorite attractions at any of our 11 convenient stops. Enjoy exploring this dynamic city with the freedom to hop on and hop off as many times as you wish: take your time discovering Chicago!

    With your Big Bus Chicago Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 2-Day Essential Ticket, you'll experience the following highlights:

    THE BIG LOOP (RED ROUTE) STOPS:

    • STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Drive - across the bridge from Trump Tower)
    • STOP 2: Skydeck Chicago & Willis Tower (319 W. Jackson Blvd - opposite Willis Tower/Skydeck entrance)
    • STOP 3: Millennium Park & The Art Institute of Chicago (112 S. Michigan Ave - in front of Citibank)
    • STOP 4: Hilton Chicago & Grant Park (800 S. Michigan Ave - outside Kitty O'Shea's Pub)
    • STOP 5: Adler Planetarium (Solidarity Drive)
    • STOP 6: Museum Campus (Museum Campus Dr. & E. McFetridge Dr. - near the CTA Bus Stop)
    • STOP 7: Sheraton Grand Chicago (441 N. Columbus Drive - across the street from NBC Tower)
    • STOP 8: Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave - Big Bus tent @north end of park)
    • STOP 9: Water Tower & The Magnificent Mile (163 E. Pearson St - near the corner of Michigan Ave)
    • STOP 10: 360 Chicago (150 E. Chestnut St - near the corner with Michigan Ave)
    • STOP 11: Hard Rock Cafe (614 N. Clark Street - in front of the Rock'n'Roll McDonald's)
    * Admission to various museums and attractions along the bus route are not included in this ticket.
    ** First Bus and Last Bus times vary based on season and are subject to change.

    View all Big Bus Tours if you are looking for other Big Bus sightseeing discount tickets.

    Blackouts

    • Chicago's Marathon Day
    • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Redemption

    Redeem your E-Ticket at any Big Bus stop. Simply show your E-Ticket to the bus driver or a member of staff at the stop and get hoppin'!  

    The Frog Family recommends redeeming your E-Ticket at:
    •  STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker - across the bridge from Trump Tower)

    Availability

    Operating Hours:
    • January - February (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Friday – Monday)
    • March - April (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., daily)
    • May - December (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., daily)

    The Big Loop (Red Route):
    • First Bus: 10:00 a.m.* from STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr. - across the bridge from Trump Tower)
    • Last Bus: 4:00 p.m.* at STOP 1: Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Wacker Dr. - across the bridge from Trump Tower)
    • Full Circuit Time: 2 hours (approx.)
    • Bus Frequency: every 30-45 minutes
    * First Bus and Last Bus times vary based on season and are subject to change.

    Refund Policy

    To be eligible for a refund, E-Ticket must be unused, not expired, and returned at least 24 hours prior to your selected redemption date. Once verified with the vendor that they are unused, 95% of the item(s) total will be refunded. Yup, we are friendly frogs. The 5% fee will cover the delivery, handling and the processing fees associated with accepting payment and fulfilling the order. Expired E-tickets, used E-tickets, or any E-ticket not currently sold on this site are non-refundable.

    Expiration

    E-ticket expires upon redemption or in full six (6) months from selected redemption date.
    Adult (13+)
    $55.99
    $57.60
    final price
    Child (3 - 12)
    $38.49
    $39.60
    final price
    Save $6
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