Behind-the-Scenes Tour

See Shedd from the perspective of our animal care staff during a 50-minute guided behind-the-scenes tour. At the animal healthcare center, you’ll see how preventive care and innovative water-quality practices keep the animals healthy. Then you’ll go behind the galleries to view the aquarium from a new angle, see where nutritious meals are prepared for some of our 32,000 animals and witness Shedd Aquarium at work.

Pricing

$55.95 for guests age 12 and older, $46.95 for guests ages 10-11. $20 for members.

Includes Behind-the-Scenes Tour, express entry, admission to all exhibits, including the special exhibit Jellies, and a ticket to the next available aquatic show.

Schedule

Tours are available all year long on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. From the last week in June through Labor Day weekend, tours are offered daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Group Size

Each tour is limited to 12 people.

Requirements

Participants must be 55 inches or taller. Minimum age is 10. Guests ages 10-15 must be accompanied by a participating adult, age 18 or older. If you or someone in your party has accessible needs, please call us at 312-692-2723 and we will be happy to assist you.

Photography and video recording are not allowed during this experience. Participating Guests should meet at the Northern Trust Suite on the day of their visit.

Gift Certificates

An extraordinary gift idea! To purchase a gift certificate, please call us at 312-692-2723. Certain restrictions apply.

Questions?

E-mail us or call 312-692-2723 with questions. We are unable to take reservations by email.

Refund Policy

Please review our refund and cancellation policy.

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Ages 10 and older. Guests ages 10 to 15 must be accompanied by a participating adult, age 18 or older.