Tips for a Great Visit

Sample schedules

As you plan your visit to Shedd, be sure to look at our sample schedules. Check out our family schedule and our supporter/partner schedule today!

Before You Arrive

Must "Seas"!

Need to Knows

  • If you’re traveling with a toddler, we recommend using an umbrella stroller that will be easier than larger models for negotiating exhibits and elevators.
  • Take public transportation to the aquarium. It's cheaper than driving and parking, and the CTA delivers you almost to our door.
  • Outside food is allowed in the aquarium, but can only be eaten in designated areas.

Just for Members!

  • Every year the first Jazzin’ is dedicated to members only! Members can attend free all summer.
  • All month long during February and October we celebrate Member Appreciation Month with exclusive events, programs and more just for our members!
  • Be the first to know about exciting happenings at the aquarium with our exclusive Members Only eNews.