Shedd Aquarium, Photo credit: Adam
Guests who book this package will enjoy overnight accommodation in a standard guestroom and two VIP Tickets with priority entry to Shedd Aquarium. Shedd Aquarium, one of the world’s largest indoor aquariums with more than 5,000,000 gallons of water, is home to more than 32,600 animals! Visitors can enjoy learning about the many species that call the Shedd Aquarium home through its permanent exhibits, aquatic show, dive presentations, chats, and more. VIP Tickets provide access to the Aquarium galleries, Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Special Exhibit, and Stingray Touch (open May – October). The Aquatic Show (One World) is also included with VIP Tickets, pending show seating availability at the time of guests’ arrival. Daily Aquatic Show schedules vary.
Permanent exhibits include Amazon Rising, featuring piranhas, tarantulas, stingrays, monkeys, and even an anaconda; Caribbean Reef where visitors can take a 360-degree tour of an underwater reef with green sea turtles, moray eels, rays, and even a small shark or two; Abbott Oceanarium, which immerses visitors in the coastal ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest with beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea lions, and sea otters amongst a host of fishes and invertebrates that call this unique ecosystem home; Waters of the World that allows visitors to travel the world in 80 habitats from the rivers of Asia to the lakes of Africa to the forests of South America; At Home on the Great Lakes, showcasing the region’s most notable animals; Wild Reef, replicating a coral reef in the Philippines is home to more sharks, stingrays, and live coral than any other exhibit at Shedd; and Polar Play Zone, designed specifically for the youngest Shedd Aquarium visitors, where children can experience a kid-sized submarine and dress in a penguin suit.
From May – October, visitors can experience stingrays up-close in the Shedd’s first outdoor environment, the Stingray Touch. This experience allows guests to find out how a stingray feels as they glide through a shallow tropical pool. Also opening in May, the special exhibit,Amphibians, invites visitors to hop into the aquarium and learn more about these amazing animals including salamanders, frogs, and rarely seen caecilians. It is going to be a ribbitting experience that visitors won’t want to miss!
Whether looking for a last-minute spring break idea for the family, or a weekend getaway to enjoy the warmer weather, Hyatt Regency Chicago is the ideal destination for making the most of a Chicago visit. Book the Shedd Aquarium package online or by calling +1 (312) 565-1234. Rates start at $179 per night.