Aquatic Presentation

Not your typical live animal presentation, Shedd's aquatic presentation features a rotating group of Shedd residents.

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.

Witness the beauty of aquatic life and share the responsibility we all have to care for animal life on this planet.

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How you can help

There are lots of ways to help. Get involved in the care of these animals by becoming a Shedd member, donating to the annual fund or volunteering at Shedd.

Aquatic Presentation Times

Check out our 2017 Aquatic Presentation schedule for daily showtimes!

Total Experience Pass

The best way to see the aquarium. Enjoy express entry and access to all of Shedd’s exhibits and experiences, including the aquatic show, Stingray Touch and a 4-D Experience. A Total Experience Pass is $39.95 for an adult, $30.95 for a child. Purchase your tickets now!

Multi-venue passes

If you’re visiting more than one cultural attraction in Chicago, this is the best option for you. Check out Chicago CityPASS and Go Chicago Card. Prices vary.

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