Plan a Visit


We believe there should be no boundaries to the Shedd experience.

Accessible Entrance
The accessible entrance is located at ground level on the southwest side of the aquarium. Wheelchairs are available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis with appropriate identification and a credit card.

Accessible Parking
The small parking lot between Shedd and the Field Museum offers reserved accessible parking, as does the Soldier Field north garage. Shedd's bus turnaround, on the south side of the aquarium, is a convenient drop-off point, close to the accessible entrance, for those traveling with a driver.

Sign Language Services
With a minimum of two weeks notice, Shedd Aquarium will arrange for a sign language interpreter (on the condition that the Chicago Hearing Society can provide one for that day) at no additional charge beyond regular admission for any guest with a hearing impairment. Please call 312-939-2438 (voice) or 1-800-526-0857 (to leave a TTY message with our relay service) to make arrangements.


Check out the multilevel floor plan with accessibility information.

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