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30 Chicago Museums for Kids to Explore

Shedd Aquarium

 (728.0 mi)

See whales, dolphins, sharks, stingrays, jellyfish and more! Many exhibits are play-based, like the Polar Play Zone, where your kiddo can slip into a penguin suit and waddle around! Experience touch tanks, animal chats, dolphin and whale shows, shark feedings and behind-the-scene tours, sleepover events, youth camps, and more.

This is a great area to walk around the city --- the best skyline view is on the lakefront path right behind the Shedd!
We are members at Shedd Aquarium and we always enjoy our visits! great for an outing in the rainy days
My daughter did the special behind the scenes with the penguins which was a lot of fun!
We had a membership here for a few years when our kids were younger, and it was totally worth it. The animal exhibits are pretty awesome, and it’s great to be able to visit any time, especially during the cold winter months when we are always looking for things to do indoors with the kids.
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