Open 9 am - 6 pm
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A shark swims in the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium.
A zebra shark in Wild Reef twists its long body to propel itself through the water.


  • Uncover reef residents from corals and sea stars to sharks and rays with your guide
  • Go behind the scenes above the 400,000-gallon shark habitat and delve into sharks’ role in their ecosystem
  • Learn how we prepare diets of restaurant-grade seafood for each species. 
  • See how the sharks have been trained to respond to each one's version of a dinner bell. 


10:00 a.m. start time. Guests should plan to arrive 15 minutes early. 


Guests ages 6-17 must be accompanied by a participating adult, age 18 or older.

Please wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet. Be sure to wear rubber-soled shoes; sneakers are recommended. For your safety, please do not wear heels or flip-flops on this tour.

Guests will need to understand information and instructions given in English or arrange for a paying translator to participate.

A waiver must be signed by all participants, including a parent or guardian for any participant 17 years or younger. 

We recommend guests with shellfish and seafood allergies do not participate in this tour.


We believe there should be no boundaries to your Shedd Aquarium experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us at [email protected] or 312-692-3355.

Program includes

  • Use of stairs; elevators are available
  • Walking/standing for 75-80 minutes
  • Wet and potentially slippery floors
  • Very light and very dark spaces
  • Loud noises

Shark Feeding Tour FAQs

A black tip reef shark, observed by Shedd researchers in the Bahamas, cruises overhead.

Gift certificates

Shark Feeding Tours are an extraordinary gift idea! Purchase a gift certificate online, redeemable for Extraordinary Experiences, general admission, or membership. Or call us at 312-692-3355. Certain restrictions apply.


Adults: $99.95
Children (10-11): $89.95
Members: $80.95


Participating guests should meet at the Extraordinary Experiences kiosk on the day of their visit.


Email us or call 312-692-3355 with questions. We are unable to take reservations by email.

Accessibility Needs

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us in advance of your reservation.


Photography and video recording are not allowed during this experience.

Refund Policy

No refunds. Participants who need to reschedule may do so up to 10 days before their scheduled experience. Otherwise, date and time exchanges cannot be accommodated. For additional details, see our refund and cancellation policy.