The John G. Shedd Aquarium or the Shedd Aquarium, located in the city of Chicago, is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world. Located in the Museum Campus that also houses the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium is a definite must-visit when in the Windy City. Home to over 1500 species of sea life, including 32500 fish as well as a variety of birds, insects and amphibians, the Shedd Aquarium is one of the most-visited aquariums in the United States and is the ideal destination for a family outing. There are numerous exhibits to explore such as Waters of the World, Amazon Rising, Polar Play Zone, Caribbean Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, At Home on the Great Lakes and Wild Reef. Visitors will also get the chance to touch dozens of animals, interact with them and also feed them. The Oceanarium is home to dolphins and beluga whales and is the Shedd Aquarium’s most popular exhibit.
General Admission: Adult $8 Child $6 This only allows access to some of the attractions at the aquarium
Monday to Friday: 09:00–17:00 Saturday to Sunday: 09:00–18:00 Opening hours tend to vary depending on the season
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Oceanarium, Caribbean Reef and Amazon Rising
The Shedd Aquarium does not offer prayer facilities for Muslim visitors. Muslims visiting the aquarium will therefore have to make use of the facilities offered at one of the many mosques in the city of Chicago. Masjid Al-Noor, Masjid Rahmat and Masjid Al-Ansar are a few of the numerous mosques in the city.
Those visiting the Shedd Aquarium will find a couple of fantastic dining options to suit their tastes and budgets. The Bubble Net, Deep Ocean Café and Soundings Café offer a plethora of dishes. While these items may not be Halal certified, Muslim tourists will certainly find vegetarian and seafood dishes here. Muslims visiting Chicago will also be able to find plenty of Halal restaurants in the city.