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During this 40-minute  virtual tour, get up close with sharks  while you observe a feeding session with our animal care team. Our experts will take you into the waters of the Wild Reef habitat. You will discover what it takes to feed and care for these animals and how that work supports these species in the wild. 

Whether you call Chicago home or live in another part of the world, we welcome you to join us and virtually meet the sharks. From family hangouts to stay-at-home dates to surprise gifts— experience the aquatic animal world from your home.   

Each up-close visit will be unique, and we are not able to guarantee any specific animal during a virtual tour. This 40-minute virtual tour will take place on Zoom. All questions can be asked live through the chat function and responded to by our program host.  


Special Virtual Shark Feeding Tour offer

Purchase two links for the price of $69.95 ($64.95 members) to share this experience with a friend or family member anywhere in the world. If a second link is purchased, it must be used during the same date and time as the first link.


Sandbar sharks have a classic shark profile with a triangular dorsal fin and a streamlined body shape designed for constant movement.
Two blacktip reef sharks in Wild Reef at Shedd Aquarium

Virtual Shark Feeding Tour highlights

  • Go behind the scenes and under the water into the 400,000-gallon shark habitat while you delve into sharks’ role in their ecosystem.
  • Ask our experts all your shark questions in a live chat.
  • Witness positive-reinforcement training with the sharks and see what’s on the menu.

Make your virtual tour private 

  • Reserve the entire virtual tour for a more intimate experience! With this option, you can make it a private virtual tour for you alone, you and a significant other, your family, or even your office! Please contact [email protected]. 

How to join virtual tour of Shedd Aquarium

The email address used to purchase the virtual shark feeding tour will receive an email with a link to the Zoom meeting no later than 30 minutes before your experience is scheduled to start.  

If you purchased the virtual tour as a gift for someone and the participant has a different email address than the one used to purchase the virtual tour, please email us at [email protected] or call 312-692-3355 at least 1 day prior to the day of your virtual tour. 

If you do not receive an email 30 minutes before your experience, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 312-692-3355. 

Before the virtual shark feeding tour begins, change your Zoom username to one of the following options: 

  • First name only (Example: Susan) 
  • Last name only (Example: Smith) 
  • Group name (Example: Penguin Friends) 

Virtual Shark Feeding Tour FAQs

Requirements

  • Access to high speed Wi-Fi (>2 Mbps) 
  • Download Zoom app and create a Zoom account.
  • Make sure your computer or device is compatible and ready for Zoom here. 

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. 

Questions on your virtual tour? 

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

Refund Policy 

You may reschedule up to 5 days before your original reservation date. Please call 312-692-3355 (daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or email [email protected]

Attempting to reschedule in fewer than 5 days will result in forfeiture of the experience and no refund will be made, no exceptions. 

If a participant needs to cancel their virtual shark feeding tour and is unable to reschedule, no refund will be made. 

In the event that Shedd Aquarium needs to reschedule the virtual shark feeding tour the participant will be notified by email 24 hours before the virtual tour. Every effort will be made to reschedule the experience. If an alternate date and time is not possible, a full refund will be made to the purchaser. 

Shedd Aquarium reserves the right to reschedule the program to prioritize the safety and health of the animals.

pricing

$49.95 ($44.95 members) The encounter is priced per screen.   

Special Offer: Purchase two links for the price of $69.95 ($64.95 members) to share this experience with a friend or family member from anywhere in the world. If a second link is purchased, it must be used during the same date and time as the first link. 

Become a member and enjoy special pricing and other exclusive perks.  

group size

Each session is limited to 20 Zoom users total. Your unique link and password will give you access for just one device to log in. We recommend a group size of 4 or fewer viewing from the same device.

schedule

Virtual shark feeding tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Central Time through May 2021.

requirements

Access to high-speed wifi (2 Mbps)

Download Zoom and create an account

Make sure your computer or device is compatible and ready for Zoom here.

questions?

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