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.
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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
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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!
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