Aquarium Adventure Kids: Do Animals Play?

From otters to octopuses, just like us, animals love to play! Play is great way to stay healthy, exercise your mind and explore the world. During this program, you’ll get a chance to see some of our animals play, and then you can play games inspired by animals.

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Date: Apr. 20, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
$35 ($30 for members)

Who can attend:

Participants must be enrolled in K to 5th grade on the program date.

What is included:

Three hours of hands-on science activities, animal encounters and habitat exploration at Shedd Aquarium.

What is not included:

  • Admission to Shedd Aquarium is not included in the program fee.
  • Meals and snacks are not included.

Drop-off and pick-up:

Please arrive and depart at the bus turnaround on the south side of Shedd Aquarium. Drop-off takes place from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Pick-up is at noon.


Program includes:

  • Use of stairs; elevators are available
  • Walking and standing for up to 1 hour
  • Sitting on the floor for activities; chairs and tables are available
  • Moving around the aquarium, which has varying light, noise and temperature levels

We believe there should be no boundaries to your Shedd Aquarium experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us at or 312-939-2438. We look forward to assisting you.

Please visit Shedd Aquarium’s Accessibility Guide to learn more.

Contact us at or call 312-939-2438.

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Reminder: Admission to Shedd Aquarium is not included in the program fee.