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New Virtual Shark Feeding Tour Launches at Shedd Aquarium

Experience Wild Reef in a Whole New Way in Limited-Time Experience to Witness Mealtime with Marine Predators

February 24, 2021

A shark swims in the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium.

In an effort to continue to connect audiences around the world with aquatic animals, Shedd Aquarium has launched a new limited-time digital opportunity to dive deeper into Wild Reef and experience mealtime with the sharks to discover what it takes to feed and care for these animals. During the Virtual Shark Feeding Tour, guests digitally venture behind-the-scenes and under the water into the 400,000-gallon shark habitat while delving into sharks’ role in their ecosystem.

Participants will come face-to-face with the ocean’s most dynamic and misunderstood predators – sharks – during this 40-minute virtual feeding tour. Learn first-hand how aquarists prepare meals of restaurant-quality seafood and how various shark and ray species in Wild Reef has been trained to respond to a signal for mealtime. Further, guests can explore their curiosities about the marine predators by sending questions to Shedd’s animal care team in real-time during this live experience. Uncover how this type of work at the aquarium supports these species in the wild.

Shedd Aquarium’s onsite Extraordinary Experiences remain paused, but this new virtual encounter is the latest way to connect with the aquatic animal world digitally. In addition, Shedd’s Virtual Sea Otter Encounters and Virtual Sea Lion Encounters will also continue through May 2021. Participating in virtual programs like this helps fuel Shedd’s mission and to find additional ways to support the aquarium please click here.

WHEN: This program is available for a limited time starting March 14-May 30, 2021. Virtual shark feeding tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. CST.

HOW: Guests can learn more, view dates and check availability on Shedd’s website:

The experience is $49.95/$44.95 for members. The encounter is priced per screen, and Shedd recommends groups of up to four per purchase, so the encounter can be enjoyed together. Also, a special offer allows guests to purchase two links for the price of $69.95 ($64.95 members) to share this experience with a friend or family member anywhere in the world.

Reserve the entire virtual tour for a more intimate experience! With this option, you can make it a private virtual tour for you alone, you and a significant other, your family, or even your office! Please contact [email protected].

VISUALS: High resolution visuals are available for download:
Photo Credit: ©Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez
Video Credit: ©Shedd Aquarium/Sam Cejtin