Oceanarium Reimagined!
Grainger Beluga Encounter Habitat

Stand where the trainers do, face-to-face with a beluga whale, in Shedd’s newest extraordinary experience! Guests participating in a beluga encounter begin the experience with Shedd’s animal experts leading them through an informative orientation about training and animal care, the beluga they’ll meet and the best way to have a safe and fun experience. Then, participants pull on waders to enter the fully accessible Grainger Beluga Encounter Habitat and meet a whale! They will touch a beluga’s skin, try some training techniques and maybe even feel the whale’s heartbeat. At the conclusion, participants receive a framed photo to remember the experience by – as if they could ever forget!

Inaugural Oceanarium Celebration Price: $200 ($175 members) per person

Fridays and Saturdays

Restrictions: Participants must be at least 8 years old and 55 inches tall. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Beluga encounters begin July 2009, but you can start booking your experience today!

For more information or to plan your own beluga encounter visit www.sheddaquarium.org/premium_experiences.html

Download the Beluga Whale Fact Sheet