Join us for one of our overnights! You'll spend the night exploring the aquarium before sleeping next to the fishes. 

The 2015 Overnights are now sold out. Thank you for your interest!

Dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 6 and March 20

Ticket options include:

Regular: $75/person ($60/person for members)
Reserve your spot at our overnight with this Regular ticket!

VIP: $90/person ($75/person for members)
Bring your air mattress, receive VIP seating at the aquatic show and enjoy other perks with your VIP ticket!

Questions? Check out our Overnight FAQs here!

Who can attend?

Overnights are for kids ages 5 and up. Most activities are geared toward 5- to 12-year-olds. If you are attending the overnight as a family, all children must be accompanied by an adult. If you are attending as a group, one adult needs to accompany every five children.

What will we do?

Guests are free to explore any of the open exhibit spaces. We also have scheduled events and activities throughout the night, including an obstacle course, scavenger hunt, animals stories, crafts and more! 

Here is a typical itinerary for an overnight event:

6:30-8 p.m.—Check-in, dinner and time to explore the Abbott Oceanarium 
7:30 p.m.—Event orientation and aquatic show
8-9:30 p.m.—Planned activities in the aquarium galleries, exploration of Wild Reef
9:30 p.m.—Caribbean Reef dive presentation
10 p.m.—Set up sleeping space, late-night snack, movie and game room open
11 p.m.—Lights out! 
6:30 a.m.—Rise and shine, explore aquarium galleries
7 a.m.—Breakfast
7:30 a.m.—Explore Abbott Oceanarium
8 a.m.—Explore Wild Reef
8:30 a.m.—Depart

Upcoming Overnights

Dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 6 and March 20
Time: Friday, 6:30 p.m., to Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Price: Regular: $75/person ($60/member)
VIP: $90/person ($75/member)

Overnight FAQs

Questions? Please check out our FAQs!


Chicago Parent named Shedd Aquarium "Best Museum Overnight" for 2013! See our overnight options below.

Refund Policy

Please review our refund and cancellation policy.