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. Your chair vibrates, the air moves, something scampers by your foot, or did it?

World Premiere: See the Splash and Bubbles 4-D Experience only at Shedd! The world-premiere fun will include costumed characters, a game of finball, bubble machines, sand art and more! Be sure to join us for this special debut, June 25 at 10 a.m.

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Splash and Bubbles: 4-D Undersea Adventure

The hit PBS KIDS series Splash and Bubbles comes to life in its first 4-D Experience® filled with music, fun, and everyone’s favorite citizens of the sea! In this new adventure, Dunk the pufferfish loses his special lucky pebble that gives him the courage he needs to be adventurous. Upon hearing the news, his fellow Reeftown Rangers – Splash, Bubbles, and Ripple – join in the quest to find it. Together, these four friends “catch a current” to travel around the world to see wonders like the kelp forest, a whale migration, and even an active underwater volcano! They will also meet great friends like Lu the football fish, Tidy the garibaldi fish and Maury the moray eel. And of course there is no better way to end an adventure than with a party in Reeftown with their newest friends – YOU! Most importantly, Dunk learns that he doesn’t really need his lucky pebble to be a brave, adventurous explorer – he just needs his fellow Reeftown Ranger best friends! Ocean Friends Forever!

© 2017 The Jim Henson Company. © 2017 Herschend Studios. JIM HENSON’S mark & logo, SPLASH AND BUBBLES mark & logo, characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved. PBS KIDS and the PBS KIDS Logo are registered trademarks of Public Broadcasting Service. Used with permission.

Coastal Predators: A 4-D Experience

It is the greatest gathering of ocean predators on the planet. Dolphins, sharks, whales and seals converge to feast along the breathtaking South African coast for an astonishing underwater Armageddon. Each year billions of sardines are pushed into the shallows as the ocean’s most incredible animals forego natural instincts towards each other to come together for a common quest. Stunning visuals and high octane action with 4-D effects bring this great spectacle to life as you dive into this feeding frenzy of epic proportions

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Photography: © Roger Horrocks
Photography: © Alexander Safonov

Spongebob Squarepants 4-D

Join SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on a wildly hilarious 4-D adventure to rescue the Jellyfish of Jellyfish Fields from Plankton’s evil clutches. With eye-catching 4-D effects, guests will surf through the electrifying swarm of Jellies, get dragged into the bowels of the Flying Dutchman’s ghost ship, and even feel the rumble of the cannon as our heroes are launched on their hysterical odyssey. Hold on for the experience’s explosive finale, and leave the theater knowing exactly why SpongeBob is oceans above the rest!

Spongebob Squarepants 4-D © 2014 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Download the Spongebob Squarepants 4-D Learning Resource Guide

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 4-D

82 million years ago may be known to many as the Age of Dinosaurs, but while they roamed the land, a whole other world of beasts existed in the submerged world. Go back in time to join one of these incredible sea monsters on her journey from the safety of life in the shallows to the center of the action in the most dangerous seas in history. Explore her breathtaking world — brought to you in photorealistic animation and stunning 4-D effects — as she and her fellow ferocious underwater creatures swim and slink their way through life while trying to escape their predators and win the epic fight for survival.

The 4-D Experience combines the visual drama of a 3-D film with a variety of sensory effects built into the seats and the theater environment. The 4-D Experience brings on-screen images to life with such added effects as water mist, neck air blasts, bubbles, leg ticklers, enhanced floor lighting, seat vibrations and back pokes.

Please note:

  • If you need an assisted listening device or closed captioning, please inform a Shedd team member before you enter the 4-D Experience.
  • The 4-D Experience contains lighting effects, including a brief strobe.
  • Use discretion if your child is easily startled.
  • Please do not bring food or drinks into the 4-D Experience.
  • The 4-D Experience is recommended for children age four and up.

Spongebob Squarepants 4-D

10:00 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.

On days when Shedd Aquarium is open until 6:00 p.m., there are additional shows at 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure showtimes:

10:30 a.m.    2:30 p.m. 
11:30 a.m.    3:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m.    3:45 p.m. 
12:45 p.m.    4:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.     4:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m.    

© 2007 National Geographic Society

Coastal Predators: A 4-D Experience

10:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m.

On days when Shedd Aquarium is open until 6:00 p.m., there are additional shows at 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

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