General admission includes the Shedd's aquarium galleries. However, it does not include admission to the aquarium's newly renovated oceanarium. That part of the Shedd was closed for the 9 months it took to complete $50 million renovation.
During that time, the animals were transferred to several locations. The beluga whales, sea lions and pacific white-sided dolphins returned to their renovated home at the end of May. Go behind-the-scenes at the oceanarium!
General admission is free from Sunday, June 14 to Friday, June 19. Visiting the oceanarium is discounted for the week-- $16.95 for adults and $11.95 for children (ages 3-11).