Sensory Friendly App

For guests who require sensory support
Prepare for your visit with Shedd Aquarium’s Sensory Friendly App. Designed for guests with autism and sensory processing disorders in mind, the app helps make Shedd more accessible to all guests. Video social guides offer information on individual exhibit spaces, including photos, tips on temperature and noise levels. The app also includes a visual schedule, communication tools, sensory friendly maps and more tips to plan your visit, set expectations and ease anxiety.

Click on the links below to download the app:
Google Play

Click here to download a PDF version of the social app.

Plan a visit

We can't wait for you to meet our 32,000 amazing animals and explore the world’s oceans, rivers and reefs — right in the heart of Chicago. Learn more.

Getting to Shedd

Be it plane, train, or automobile—we’ll help you get here.

What’s coming up

View our calendar of events to see what’s on deck at Shedd.

Did you know?

Did you know: Our Behind-the-scenes tours, penguin encounter program and shark feeding tour are all accessible for guests who use wheelchairs? Get up close to some of Shedd’s most popular animals on your next visit.

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