Open 9 am - 6 pm
Museum Campus parking will be severely limited for the morning and early afternoon. Taking public transportation or parking off campus is highly recommended and may be required.
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

Stingray Touch is open May through October.