Experiences

We don’t want you to just see everything that Shedd has to offer—we want you to touch, feel and learn, too! Our guests can take in the aquatic show, learn from Shedd’s experts, or even feel a penguin’s slick feathers. At Shedd, anything’s possible!

How do you want to experience Shedd?

Aquatic Show

See and hear how animals like beluga whales, sea lions and dolphins at Shedd are cared for every day by their trainers. Then see how the Shedd way of training highlights their incredible natural behaviors.

4-D Experience

Tease your senses at Shedd’s 4-D Experience, where anything can happen. Get so close to the action that you want to reach out and touch it.

Stingray Touch

Discover the unique texture and movement of a school of stingrays as these fishes glide through the water in their custom-designed, outdoor environment.

Extraordinary Experiences

Are you looking for a Shedd experience that’s a little more special, more personal, more in-depth? Whether it’s a guided tour behind the scenes or a fabulous sustainable seafood dinner, we’ve got experiences you’ll never forget.

Overnights

Grab your pajamas and sleeping bag, and join us for a nighttime aquatic adventure with your favorite Shedd animals.

Travel with Shedd

Travel the world with Shedd Aquarium! Our custom-designed Shedd Adventures cater to your love of nature and the outdoors, your curiosity about wildlife and wild places, and your quest for a meaningful travel experience.

Learning Experiences

Shedd’s educators are learning innovators, constantly developing engaging ways to connect you to the living world, inspiring you to make a difference. Let’s get started!

Jazzin' at the Shedd

Hear some of the finest jazz musicians in the city, from bebop to funk, while enjoying beverages, lake breezes and the skyline from our terraces. Learn more