Review Shedd Aquarium
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Shedd Aquarium

Category: Entertainment, Disability-Aware Business, Disability Awareness Trained
Location: 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Website: http://www.sheddaquarium.org
Hours:
Fall (Now - June 11)
Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer (June 11 - Aug 19)
All days: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Special Hours:
Saturday, June 9 - Early close at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 18 - Early close at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 16 - Early close at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Early close at 4 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 22 - Early close at 3 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 24 - Early close at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25 - Closed

*Last ticket sales are 45 minutes before close.

Nearest Transportation Stop: CTA#146 Museum Campus. Metra/South South - Museum Campus
The John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago sparks compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world. Home to 32,000 aquatic animals representing 1,500 species of fishes, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds and mammals from waters around the globe, Shedd is a recognized leader in animal care, conservation education and research. An accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and the first U.S. aquarium awarded the Humane Conservation™ certification mark for the care and welfare of its animals by American Humane, Shedd is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute, and supported by the people of Chicago, the State of Illinois and the Chicago Park District.
Disability Aware Features:
  • Adaptive technology
  • Braille
  • Extra assistance available
  • Hires or would like to hire qualified individuals with disabilities
  • Offer products or services for people with disabilities
  • Physically accessible
  • Sign language
  • Trained staff
  • Volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Website is 508 Compatible or Accessible for Assistive Technology
  • Sensory Friendly app - Audio Described Aquatic Presentation - Touchable Models - Wheelchairs - Walkers - Sound Reducing Headphones
 
Review Shedd Aquarium
This business has 10 positives and 0 negatives.
honey
honey
1:51pm 06/13/18
Good
Good

i like the fish at the aqurim.

Disability Awareness:   Other
honey
honey
1:51pm 06/13/18
Good
Good

i like the fish at the aqurim.

Disability Awareness:   Other
Sarah
Sarah
1:48pm 06/13/18
Great!
Great!

welcoming gave me time gave me choices friendly

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Friendly, Gave me choices, Gave me extra time
avolkmann
avolkmann
9:51am 12/04/17
Good
Good

I've been to the Shedd Aquarium many times over the years, and continue to love it every time I go there. I like going and seeing the different aquatic life. There are some things I wish they still had, such as the seahorse and jellyfish exhibits, but what they do have is still fine. I also wish they'd change the dolphin show, since I found it to be a bit cheesy and too much like something you'd see at SeaWorld the last time I saw it. Other than that, though, I like what the aquarium is doing and what they represent.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Friendly, Respectful, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
abulgrin_ignite
abulgrin_ignite
9:45am 09/08/17
Good
Good

The aquarium is a very nice place to visit, the building was accessible and offered many choices. Staff were friendly and spoke directly to us. Overall a good experience. There is little parking but handicap spaces are available.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Gave choices, Gave extra time, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
jake74
jake74
12:55pm 10/15/15
Great!
Great!

I came here yesterday morning for a presentation. Everybody in attendance--including staff and volunteers--was very warm and welcoming. I enjoyed the presentation, and afterwards I got to touch a real live penguin. That was very cool, no pun intended! I highly recommend this place to anybody.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Asked me if I needed or wanted help, Friendly, Gave me choices, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Has employees with disabilities, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Other, Accessible Parking, They have tactile models of different creatures such as amphibians.
jg
jg
1:42pm 10/14/15
Great!
Great!

Today our team presented to the staff. Our host John, was very excited with our team was there. Everyone that I spoke with was very nice as well.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Asked me if I needed or wanted help, Friendly, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
John Maxson
John Maxson
12:06pm 05/15/12
Great!
Great!

Have been here a few times .li9ke the oceanarium thats in the back, the fish tank near the front,and exibits around the sides(fish tanks that has all ocean creatures like fish,eels,turtles,etc..Good place to see animals

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Asked me if I needed or wanted help, Friendly, Gave me choices, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Flexible service, Physically accessible
jake74
jake74
11:51am 05/14/12
Great!
Great!

I've been to the Shedd Aquarium a few times and have always had lots of fun. One of my favorite parts there is watching the whales and dolphins.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Asked me if I needed or wanted help, Friendly, Gave me choices, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible
Ceja
Ceja
9:20am 04/17/12
Good
Good



Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Gave choices, Gave extra time, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible, There is not a lot of parking for the Shedd Aquarium. It would be difficult to get around in a wheelchair when the Aquarium is crowded.

 
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