Shedd’s aquatic presentation offers guests an exciting introduction to Pacific white-sided dolphins, beluga whales and a changing lineup of other favorite animals! This experience is included with general admission. Your free tickets may be reserved upon arrival at the kiosks in the North Lobby.
Please arrive 15 minutes early
Rice Amphitheater in the Abbott Oceanarium
Our experts highlight amazing animal adaptations in a live setting, sharing how a variety of aquatic species are uniquely equipped to thrive in nature. Guests leave with a greater understanding of animal anatomy and what we learn from animals every day―at Shedd and in the wild.
Alert: the aquatic presentation contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for people who experience migraines, have epilepsy or other photosensitive conditions. Viewer discretion advised.
You must separately reserve your free aquatic presentation tickets at one of the North Lobby kiosks in front of Soundings Café on the day of your visit.
Aquatic Presentation Accessibility
At Shedd, we believe there should be no boundaries to your experience. See accessible resources available for the aquatic presentation.