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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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    Inside Chicago and Pizza Tour
    Save up to $4 vs Adult gate price
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    Get a "taste" of the real Chicago with this in depth guided bus tour of the Windy City's most popular and historic sights. You'll get glimpses into what's referred to as the "North Side" and the "South Side" two very distinct areas. You'll see the world-famous Loop area, home of Chicago's business district and one of the tallest buildings in the world (Willis Tower) plus you'll roll down the famous State Street - "that great street”, aptly named by Frank Sinatra - a shopping and tourist mecca. The city's beautiful lakefront which resembles the ocean during warm weather months and an ice rink during the coldest winter months. Check out Millennium Park, Grant Park, and the Museum Campus - home to the Field Museum, the Art Institute, the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and for you sports fans, let's not forget Soldier's Field home of the Da Bears!

    An often unseen part of the city is the South Side - you'll travel along scenic Lake Shore Drive past Burnham Harbour and Hyde Park's famous Midway Plaisance (French for "pleasant") which now houses the University of Chicago and other historic buildings - this area was the site of the World Columbian Exposition in 1893. The tour will make stops along the way so you can take in the views and snap some pics.  After the tour, you'll be ready to enjoy some real Chicago-style pizza at one of the most popular pizza restaurants in downtown Chicago. The perfect topping to your Windy City tour!

    Redemption

    Tour departs from the Palmer House Hotel, Arcade Level (17 E. Monroe Street).  Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour departure time to exchange your e-ticket and check-in for the tour.  If you desire a hotel pick-up from your downtown Chicago hotel, please contact supplier at least 24-hours prior to tour date to confirm pick-up time and location.  Contact information will appear on your e-ticket.

    Availability

    Monday, Thursday - Sunday.
    Tour departure times vary by season.
    From October 1 - May 31 tour departs at 9:30am and 1:30pm. 
    From June 1 - September 30 tour departs at 10:00am.

    Refund Policy

    Refund policy is in accordance with the cancellation policies. The E-Tickets must be unused and unsigned. Expired E-Tickets, or any ticket not currently sold on this site, are non-refundable. Please contact our customer service team so we can give you instructions to make the process run smoothly.

    Cancellation Policies

    • Fully-refundable, 4 or more days before E-Ticket redemption date.*
    • Non-refundable, 3 or less days before E-Ticket redemption date.*
    * This ticket’s final Cancellation Policies will be displayed in your Shopping Cart and on your E-Ticket.
    Adult (15+)

    from $66.09

    Child (5 - 14)

    from $40.67

    Child (4 & under)

    from $0.00

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    • Adult 16+
      from $25.59 pre-tax: $25.59
    • Child 5 - 15
      from $13.23 pre-tax: $13.23
    • Child 4 & under
      from FREE
    Save up to $3
    Big Bus Chicago Hop-on Hop-off Tour
    Save up to $3 vs Adult gate price
    Adult (16+) from
    $25.59
    pre-tax:
    $25.59
    Child (5 - 15) from
    $13.23
    pre-tax:
    $13.23
     
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    The best way to navigate the Windy City! Hop on board one of the double decker buses, with 14 convenient stop locations, you can hop-off/hop-on as many times as you want or stay on board for the approximately 2-hour tour. It’s your choice! You’ll get a great overview of the key landmarks and attractions the city has to offer. Roll past Chicago’s most famous skyscrapers, including the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower, the Adler Planetarium, Navy Pier. The guides will provide entertaining commentary and insight into Chicago's history and fun facts. Enjoy exploring this dynamic city with the freedom to hop-on and hop-off as many times as you wish to visit attractions like the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum. The buses arrive at the designated stops every 60 minutes, making navigating your way around the city easy - you choose which type of ticket fits you best - then take your time discovering Chicago.

    Classic Ticket includes: One (1) day hop-on hop-off Big Loop tour. 

    Premium Ticket includes: One (1) day hop-on hop-off Big Loop tour, plus some extra perks such as ride on the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier and discount booklet.

    Deluxe Ticket includes: Two (2) days of the hop-on hop-off Big Loop, plus some extra perks such as ride on Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier and discount booklet.

    Big Bus Loop Schedule
    Buses run every hour between 10:00am and 4:00pm daily (hours and frequency of buses varies by season, so check before you go). The first bus leaves from Stop #1 Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Upper Wacker Drive).  Also, inclusions in the Premium & Deluxe tickets may vary by season.

    Redemption

    The first bus leaves from Stop #1 Chicago Riverwalk - 98 E. Upper Wacker Drive.

    Availability

    Daily.

    Buses begin departing at 10am every 60 minutes. Last bus departs at 4pm.  Timing and frequency of bus departures may vary by season. Check before you go.

    Refund Policy

    Refund policy is in accordance with the cancellation policies. The E-Tickets must be unused and unsigned. Expired E-Tickets, or any ticket not currently sold on this site, are non-refundable. Please contact our customer service team so we can give you instructions to make the process run smoothly.

    Cancellation Policies

    • Fully-refundable, 2 or more days before E-Ticket redemption date.*
    • Non-refundable, 1 day before E-Ticket redemption date.*
    * This ticket’s final Cancellation Policies will be displayed in your Shopping Cart and on your E-Ticket.

    Expiration

    E-ticket expires upon redemption or 21 days from service date. Whichever comes first.
    Adult (16+)

    from $25.59

    Child (5 - 15)

    from $13.23

    Child (4 & under)

    from $0.00

    YOU SAVE up to
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    • Adult 12+
      from $97.70 pre-tax: $97.70
    • Child 11 & under
      from $82.03 pre-tax: $82.03
    Save up to $6
    CityPASS Chicago
    Save up to $6 vs Adult gate price
    Adult (12+) from
    $97.70
    pre-tax:
    $97.70
    Child (11 & under) from
    $82.03
    pre-tax:
    $82.03
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    Ticket Details

    Visit five famous Chicago attractions for one low price. The flexible and valuable Chicago CityPASS® includes prepaid admission to the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, The Field Museum, and a choice between 360 Chicago or the Museum of Science & Industry, and the Adler Planetarium or the Art Institute of Chicago. The Chicago CityPASS® is valid for nine days, beginning with the first date of use. Spend less time rushing and more time experiencing!

    The Shedd Aquarium is Chicago’s top marine attraction with over 32,000 animals. Enjoy VIP entry to Waters of the World galleries, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, plus your choice of a 4-D Experience.

    Beat the lines and head to the top of one of the world’s tallest buildings in the Skydeck Experience where you’ll walk out on a glass enclosed ledge 103 floors above the ground. Breathtaking! You can also travel back in time at Chicago’s renowned Field Museum with all-access VIP admission to all permanent and ticketed exhibitions plus your choice of one digital 3D film.

    Then choose between VIP admission to the Museum of Science & Industry, with over 4 acres of one-of-a-kind exhibits or the John Hancock Observatory –located on the 94th floor – it has amazing 360 degree views around the Windy City.

    You also have the choice of enjoying fast-track entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the top art museums in the country or the Adler Planetarium, the best of its kind with VIP entry and general admission to all exhibitions, the historic Atwood Sphere and your choice of any two shows. Perfect for 1st timers to Chicago or anyone planning a weekend getaway. The pass book also includes coupons, insider tips, transportation information and skip the line privileges.

    To recap, you’ll get to experience 5 attractions:
    • The Shedd Aquarium
    • The Field Museum
    • The Skydeck at Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)
    • Choice between the Adler Planetarium or the The Art Institute of Chicago
    • Choice between the Museum of Science & Industry or 360 Chicago at the John Hancock Center

    Redemption

    Exchange your E-ticket for a CityPass® booklet at any of the following locations: Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago (Fast Pass entry), The Field Museum, 360 Chicago (Fast Pass entry), Museum of Science & Industry, Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago.

    Availability

    Daily. Check with each attraction for exact operating days/times.

    Refund Policy

    Refund policy is in accordance with the cancellation policies. The E-Tickets must be unused and unsigned. Expired E-Tickets, or any ticket not currently sold on this site, are non-refundable. Please contact our customer service team so we can give you instructions to make the process run smoothly.

    Cancellation Policies

    • Fully-refundable, 2 or more days before E-Ticket redemption date.*
    • Non-refundable, 1 day before E-Ticket redemption date.*
    * This ticket’s final Cancellation Policies will be displayed in your Shopping Cart and on your E-Ticket.

    Expiration

    Booklet tickets expire 9 days from first use.  E-ticket expires 21 days from service date.
    Adult (12+)

    from $97.70

    Child (11 & under)

    from $82.03

    YOU SAVE up to
    $6 vs Adult gate price
    Ticket Details Close

    Always free shipping, tax included, no hidden fees and the nicest refund policy

    • Adult 16+
      from $25.59 pre-tax: $25.59
    • Child 5 - 15
      from $13.23 pre-tax: $13.23
    • Child 4 & under
      from FREE
    Save up to $3
    Big Bus Chicago Hop-on Hop-off Tour
    Save up to $3 vs Adult gate price
    Adult (16+) from
    $25.59
    pre-tax:
    $25.59
    Child (5 - 15) from
    $13.23
    pre-tax:
    $13.23
     
    Child (4 & under) From FREE
     
    Pin it on Pinterest

    Ticket Details

    The best way to navigate the Windy City! Hop on board one of the double decker buses, with 14 convenient stop locations, you can hop-off/hop-on as many times as you want or stay on board for the approximately 2-hour tour. It’s your choice! You’ll get a great overview of the key landmarks and attractions the city has to offer. Roll past Chicago’s most famous skyscrapers, including the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower, the Adler Planetarium, Navy Pier. The guides will provide entertaining commentary and insight into Chicago's history and fun facts. Enjoy exploring this dynamic city with the freedom to hop-on and hop-off as many times as you wish to visit attractions like the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum. The buses arrive at the designated stops every 60 minutes, making navigating your way around the city easy - you choose which type of ticket fits you best - then take your time discovering Chicago.

    Classic Ticket includes: One (1) day hop-on hop-off Big Loop tour. 

    Premium Ticket includes: One (1) day hop-on hop-off Big Loop tour, plus some extra perks such as ride on the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier and discount booklet.

    Deluxe Ticket includes: Two (2) days of the hop-on hop-off Big Loop, plus some extra perks such as ride on Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier and discount booklet.

    Big Bus Loop Schedule
    Buses run every hour between 10:00am and 4:00pm daily (hours and frequency of buses varies by season, so check before you go). The first bus leaves from Stop #1 Chicago Riverwalk (98 E. Upper Wacker Drive).  Also, inclusions in the Premium & Deluxe tickets may vary by season.

    Redemption

    The first bus leaves from Stop #1 Chicago Riverwalk - 98 E. Upper Wacker Drive.

    Availability

    Daily.

    Buses begin departing at 10am every 60 minutes. Last bus departs at 4pm.  Timing and frequency of bus departures may vary by season. Check before you go.

    Refund Policy

    Refund policy is in accordance with the cancellation policies. The E-Tickets must be unused and unsigned. Expired E-Tickets, or any ticket not currently sold on this site, are non-refundable. Please contact our customer service team so we can give you instructions to make the process run smoothly.

    Cancellation Policies

    • Fully-refundable, 2 or more days before E-Ticket redemption date.*
    • Non-refundable, 1 day before E-Ticket redemption date.*
    * This ticket’s final Cancellation Policies will be displayed in your Shopping Cart and on your E-Ticket.

    Expiration

    E-ticket expires upon redemption or 21 days from service date. Whichever comes first.
    Adult (16+)

    from $25.59

    Child (5 - 15)

    from $13.23

    Child (4 & under)

    from $0.00

    YOU SAVE up to
    $3 vs Adult gate price
    Ticket Details Close

    Always free shipping, tax included, no hidden fees and the nicest refund policy

    • Adult 15+
      from $66.09 pre-tax: $66.09
    • Child 5 - 14
      from $40.67 pre-tax: $40.67
    • Child 4 & under
      from FREE
    Save up to $4
    Inside Chicago and Pizza Tour
    Save up to $4 vs Adult gate price
    Adult (15+) from
    $66.09
    pre-tax:
    $66.09
    Child (5 - 14) from
    $40.67
    pre-tax:
    $40.67
     
    Child (4 & under) From FREE
     
    Pin it on Pinterest

    Ticket Details

    Get a "taste" of the real Chicago with this in depth guided bus tour of the Windy City's most popular and historic sights. You'll get glimpses into what's referred to as the "North Side" and the "South Side" two very distinct areas. You'll see the world-famous Loop area, home of Chicago's business district and one of the tallest buildings in the world (Willis Tower) plus you'll roll down the famous State Street - "that great street”, aptly named by Frank Sinatra - a shopping and tourist mecca. The city's beautiful lakefront which resembles the ocean during warm weather months and an ice rink during the coldest winter months. Check out Millennium Park, Grant Park, and the Museum Campus - home to the Field Museum, the Art Institute, the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and for you sports fans, let's not forget Soldier's Field home of the Da Bears!

    An often unseen part of the city is the South Side - you'll travel along scenic Lake Shore Drive past Burnham Harbour and Hyde Park's famous Midway Plaisance (French for "pleasant") which now houses the University of Chicago and other historic buildings - this area was the site of the World Columbian Exposition in 1893. The tour will make stops along the way so you can take in the views and snap some pics.  After the tour, you'll be ready to enjoy some real Chicago-style pizza at one of the most popular pizza restaurants in downtown Chicago. The perfect topping to your Windy City tour!

    Redemption

    Tour departs from the Palmer House Hotel, Arcade Level (17 E. Monroe Street).  Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour departure time to exchange your e-ticket and check-in for the tour.  If you desire a hotel pick-up from your downtown Chicago hotel, please contact supplier at least 24-hours prior to tour date to confirm pick-up time and location.  Contact information will appear on your e-ticket.

    Availability

    Monday, Thursday - Sunday.
    Tour departure times vary by season.
    From October 1 - May 31 tour departs at 9:30am and 1:30pm. 
    From June 1 - September 30 tour departs at 10:00am.

    Refund Policy

    Refund policy is in accordance with the cancellation policies. The E-Tickets must be unused and unsigned. Expired E-Tickets, or any ticket not currently sold on this site, are non-refundable. Please contact our customer service team so we can give you instructions to make the process run smoothly.

    Cancellation Policies

    • Fully-refundable, 4 or more days before E-Ticket redemption date.*
    • Non-refundable, 3 or less days before E-Ticket redemption date.*
    * This ticket’s final Cancellation Policies will be displayed in your Shopping Cart and on your E-Ticket.
    Adult (15+)

    from $66.09

    Child (5 - 14)

    from $40.67

    Child (4 & under)

    from $0.00

    YOU SAVE up to
    $3 vs Adult gate price
    Ticket Details Close

    Always free shipping, tax included, no hidden fees and the nicest refund policy

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    Adult (12+)

    Child (11 & under)

    • Adult 12+
      from $97.70 pre-tax: $97.70
    • Child 11 & under
      from $82.03 pre-tax: $82.03
    Save up to $6
    CityPASS Chicago
    Save up to $6 vs Adult gate price
    Adult from
    $97.70
    pre-tax:
    $97.70
    Child from
    $82.03
    pre-tax:
    $82.03
    Pin it on Pinterest

    Ticket Details

    Visit five famous Chicago attractions for one low price. The flexible and valuable Chicago CityPASS® includes prepaid admission to the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, The Field Museum, and a choice between 360 Chicago or the Museum of Science & Industry, and the Adler Planetarium or the Art Institute of Chicago. The Chicago CityPASS® is valid for nine days, beginning with the first date of use. Spend less time rushing and more time experiencing!

    The Shedd Aquarium is Chicago’s top marine attraction with over 32,000 animals. Enjoy VIP entry to Waters of the World galleries, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, plus your choice of a 4-D Experience.

    Beat the lines and head to the top of one of the world’s tallest buildings in the Skydeck Experience where you’ll walk out on a glass enclosed ledge 103 floors above the ground. Breathtaking! You can also travel back in time at Chicago’s renowned Field Museum with all-access VIP admission to all permanent and ticketed exhibitions plus your choice of one digital 3D film.

    Then choose between VIP admission to the Museum of Science & Industry, with over 4 acres of one-of-a-kind exhibits or the John Hancock Observatory –located on the 94th floor – it has amazing 360 degree views around the Windy City.

    You also have the choice of enjoying fast-track entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the top art museums in the country or the Adler Planetarium, the best of its kind with VIP entry and general admission to all exhibitions, the historic Atwood Sphere and your choice of any two shows. Perfect for 1st timers to Chicago or anyone planning a weekend getaway. The pass book also includes coupons, insider tips, transportation information and skip the line privileges.

    To recap, you’ll get to experience 5 attractions:
    • The Shedd Aquarium
    • The Field Museum
    • The Skydeck at Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)
    • Choice between the Adler Planetarium or the The Art Institute of Chicago
    • Choice between the Museum of Science & Industry or 360 Chicago at the John Hancock Center

    Redemption

    Exchange your E-ticket for a CityPass® booklet at any of the following locations: Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago (Fast Pass entry), The Field Museum, 360 Chicago (Fast Pass entry), Museum of Science & Industry, Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago.

    Availability

    Daily. Check with each attraction for exact operating days/times.

    Refund Policy

    Refund policy is in accordance with the cancellation policies. The E-Tickets must be unused and unsigned. Expired E-Tickets, or any ticket not currently sold on this site, are non-refundable. Please contact our customer service team so we can give you instructions to make the process run smoothly.

    Cancellation Policies

    • Fully-refundable, 2 or more days before E-Ticket redemption date.*
    • Non-refundable, 1 day before E-Ticket redemption date.*
    * This ticket’s final Cancellation Policies will be displayed in your Shopping Cart and on your E-Ticket.

    Expiration

    Booklet tickets expire 9 days from first use.  E-ticket expires 21 days from service date.
    Adult (12+)

    from $97.70

    Child (11 & under)

    from $82.03

    YOU SAVE up to
    $6 vs Adult gate price
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