See Shedd from the perspective of our animal care staff during a 60-minute guided behind-the-scenes tour. You’ll go behind the galleries to view the aquarium from a new angle, peek in on animals in their habitats, see where nutritious meals are prepared for some of our 32,000 animals and witness Shedd Aquarium at work. At the animal healthcare center, you’ll see how preventive care and innovative water-quality practices keep the animals healthy. The final stop is our new microbiome laboratory.
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The Behind-the-Scenes Tour ticket also includes express entry to the aquarium, admission to all exhibits and a ticket to the next available aquatic presentation.