Please note, areas of the aquarium may be closed for a portion or all of any given day without prior notice. Please contact us if you have questions about exhibit availability.
Planning a visit to Shedd? Check out the Shedd calendar for the latest info or campus events on the day of your visit!
Caribbean Reef dive
Daily: 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sharks: 9:45 a.m. | 11:15 a.m. | 3:45 p.m. | Wild Reef
Belugas and sea lions: 11 a.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 3 p.m. | Abbott Oceanarium
Penguins: 9:45 a.m. | 12:45 p.m. | 4 p.m. | Polar Play Zone
From must-see kid sights to hidden animals, explore Shedd with our unique fun finds maps!
Meet a penguin, touch a beluga whale, become a trainer for a day, or take a tour behind the scenes of Shedd. Prices vary by experience. Learn more!
Membership is a great option if you’d like to support Shedd and get special perks for return visits! Learn more here
Looking for tips for your next visit to Shedd? Check out our awesome guide here!
Want to take part in a research study with Shedd and visit for free? Get the details!
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Guide your students through a themed exploration of Shedd's animals.
Travel to Cancun this summer with this millenial designed adventure.
Explore coral reefs and flooded rainforests—without getting wet! Explore all of Shedd's amazing exhibits.
Spend an afternoon shadowing a Shedd trainer! See belugas, sea otters and more during training and feeding sessions.