Open 9 am - 5 pm
Guests at stingray touch line the edges of the open-air habitat as stingrays glide just below the surface in the salty water.

Stingray Touch

Connect with animals in a one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience. Stingray Touch gives you the unique chance to get even closer to animals and nature, by feeling the tropical water and the back of a stingray. These fascinating fish glide around the habitat, flapping against each other and your fingers.

  • A cownose ray gently glides up under a visitor's palm.

    Touch

    Reach out and feel a stingray! The texture of these tactile animals might surprise you.

  • The x-ray of a stingray shows many layers of cartilage fanning out from a robust ribcage.

    Learn

    Animal experts can tell you all about how Shedd cares for stingrays.

  • Stingrays swim through Stingray Touch, Shedd's seasonal hands-on exhibit.

    See

    Experience a whole school of stingrays swimming around each other.

A cownose ray opens its mouth wide against a hand holding food

Stingray Feeding

Help feed these supple, strong—and flat as a pancake fishes by adding a Stingray Feeding for $5 ($3 for members). Give these bottom-feeders a fun seafood treat and watch them flap against each other and your fingers!

Available when Stingray Touch is open, with feeding times between 9 – 11 a.m. See a Shedd Team Member to add this experience when you arrive for $5 ($3 for members). Great for kids and adults 6+

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Reach out and touch

Connect with animals in a one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience. Stingray Touch gives you the unique chance to get even closer to animals and nature, by feeling the tropical water and the back of a stingray. These fascinating fish glide around the habitat, flapping against each other and your fingers.

Exhibit dates

Members-only preview from May 25- 26. Open to everyone May 27.