At 110 stories and 1,353 feet above the streets of downtown Chicago, The Ledge at the Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower) Skydeck will transform any visitor's - or local's for that matter - experience with the Windy City. In January 2009, Willis Tower owners began a major renovation of the beloved Skydeck, which originally opened in 1974, and served as a premier tourist attraction throughout the skyscraper's tenure as the Sears Tower. Soon, some fresh blood would add a fresh look - and adrenaline rush - to the 103rd floor in the form of retractable glass balconies extending about 4 feet over Wacker Drive and the Chicago River below.
As the absolute tallest in the Western Hemisphere, Willis Tower's Skydeck draws 1.5 million people a year who are eager to ascend the 110-story, 1,454 foot (443 meter) building for awesome panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside. While you wait, you can watch a film about the Willis Tower. Then, hop in for the ear-popping, 70 second elevator ride up to the 103rd floor deck! From here, the entire city stretches below, and you can see exactly how Chicago is laid out.
Shedd Aquarium connects nature lovers and animal enthusiasts with the aquatic animal world. Beluga encounters, beach clean-ups and 360 virtual dives with Caribbean reef sharks are all tools that deepen connections with wildlife and work toward this vision. The Shedd Aquarium guarantees you will experience something wet, wild and wonderful wherever you go! This amazing aquarium is home to creatures from around the world - rivers and reef, the Great Lakes, small lakes and global ocean.
March – September:
Sunday – Friday: 0900 - 2200 hrs
Saturday: 0830 - 2200 hrs
October – February:
Sunday – Friday: 1000 - 2000 hrs
Saturday: 1000 - 2100 hrs
*Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing.
Opening hours vary periodically/seasonally. You are strongly advised to refer to the official website while planning your visit
Upon purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher shortly. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.