Dining & Shopping

From plushes and books to gift memberships and ornaments, you’ll find something for everyone at our stores — both at the aquarium and online. Don’t forget: Because we’re a not-for-profit organization, your purchases directly support Shedd’s mission! Start shopping today.

Visiting Shedd can work up an appetite. We offer family fare at several locations.

Soundings Café

Soundings Cafe
Coffee shop open daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on weekends
Enjoy a wholesome menu in a casual atmosphere — either inside with lakefront views or on one of our outdoor terraces. Find fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches made to order — all featuring organic, locally-grown ingredients. Starbucks coffee and beverages are also available.

The Bubble Net

Regular Hours: Open daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m on weekends
You’ll find a family-friendly menu that boasts pizza, grilled burgers and sandwiches, and burritos. We also offer vegetarian choices and Healthy Fare for Kids meals.

Deep Ocean Café
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This café caters to the kid in everyone. Located in the Polar Play Zone, you can choose from favorites like Vienna hot dogs, mac and cheese, slushies, Dippin’ Dots and Mrs. Field’s cookies.