Shark Week at Shedd

Celebrate Shark Week with us, June 26-July 3! Sharks play a vital role in ocean ecosystems around the world and the repercussions of their diminished numbers have drastic effects on the oceans and the other animals that live there. The world is home to more than 300 species of sharks and 11 of them can be found at Shedd.

Shedd's zebra shark breeding programWild Reef is home to more sharks, stingrays and live coral than any other exhibit at Shedd. Be sure to visit during Shark Week!

Shark Feeding Tour: Behind the Scenes in Wild Reef

Try your hand at feeding the fishes during our Shark Feeding Tour: Behind the Scenes in Wild Reef.

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Support our sharks

You can help us care for and conserve the shark species at Shedd through a gift to our annual fund. Donate now!

Shark Week Cocktails

We’ve partnered with Bottleneck Management for Shark Week! 20 percent of all proceeds from their themed Shark Week cocktails come back to Shedd. Cocktails are available June 19 through July 3 at the following locations:

• Old Town Pour House
• Oakbrook Pour House
• SweetWater
• The Boundary
• Howells and Hood

In addition, you can enter to win Shedd passes at each of the locations, and one grand prize winner from all locations will win a Shark feeding tour!

Shark Chats

Shark Chats: 10:00 a.m. | 11:15 a.m. | 12:15 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 2:30 p.m. | 3:45 p.m. | Wild Reef