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Temporarily closed but virtual programs are still open!

At our Zzz’s Under the Seas: Virtual Slumber Party, your household will see the aquarium like never before—at night! Breaking into smaller groups, you’ll hang out with animals and animal experts from the comfort of home for two hours Friday evening and one hour the following morning.

Children on a video web chat participate in a tortoise animal program.
A macaw spreads its wings before two computer monitors.

Requirements

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

Entry

  • Upon receipt of the signed waiver and virtual overnight questionnaire that were in your purchase confirmation email, the email address used to purchase the encounter will receive an email with a link to the Zoom Meeting no later than 30 minutes before your experience is scheduled to start.
    • For security purposes, you must log in with the email you provided in the virtual overnight questionnaire. We will only admit users to the session whose names appear on our roster.
  • Please log into Zoom using the email account you provided on the questionnaire. After logging into Zoom, please click on the Zoom link we sent via email and you will be directed to the program waiting room. Your Zoom name needs to match your household registration name that you provided on the virtual overnight questionnaire.
    • Note: you can still join the meeting without a Zoom account; please be sure your Zoom name matches your household registration name you provided on the questionnaire.
  • If you purchased the encounter as a gift for someone and the participant has a different email address than the one used to purchase the encounter, please email us at [email protected] or call 312-692-3312 at least 1 day prior to the day of your encounter.
  • If you do not receive an email 30 minutes before your experience, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 312-692-3312.

Virtual Overnight FAQs

What do families say about Shedd’s virtual programs?

“The instructors are awesomely adept at Zoom and the virtual environment. I was skeptical after a disappointing experience with e-learning in our district, but I am so glad that we decided to try it.” 


“It's so engaging and interactive. It’s really the happiest I've seen my kiddo in a while.”


“Your program and instructors have been absolutely phenomenal and the kids cite this experience as their favorite byproduct of the quarantine.”

A tablet computer records the movement of a wattled Jacana in Amazon Rising.

Accessibility

The program includes use of the audio and video engagement functions of the Zoom platform. 

At Shedd Aquarium, we believe there should be no boundaries to your experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us at [email protected] or leave a message at 312-692-3312. We look forward to assisting you.

Questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or leave a message at 312-692-3312.

price per screen

$125 per household ($110 for members)

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

participants

Families with children ages 4–12

program dates

December 4–5

December 18–19

program duration

Friday 6–8 p.m.

Saturday 8–9 a.m.

requirements

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

questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or leave a message at 312-692-3312.