Open 9 am - 5 pm
A shark swims in the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium.
Guests stand on the walkway surrounding the edge of Wild Reef's shark habitat as they watch the Whitespotted Guitarfish, Lucille, launch the top half of her body from the water to grab a fish from a trainer.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Witness positive-reinforcement training with the sharks and see what’s on the menu!

Includes admission

A general admission ticket is included with the purchase of a Shark Feeding Tour. Participants have access to express entry to the aquarium, admission to all exhibits and a ticket to the next available aquatic presentation.

Schedule

Saturdays and Sundays, 9:45 a.m. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Requirements

Guests ages 10-17 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 encounter.

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 a parent or guardian for any participant 17 years or younger.

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

Accessibility

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 90 minutes
  • Wet and potentially slippery floors
  • Very light and very dark spaces
  • Loud noises

Shark Feeding Tour FAQs

The tail of a pacific white-sided dolphin forms a flat half-moon shape, the inner curve of the moon gently puckered toward the center.

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.

Pricing

Adults: $94.95
Children (10-11): $79.95
Members: $49.95

Entry

Participating guests should meet at the Northern Trust Suite on the day of their visit.

Questions?

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

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.