Shark Feeding Tour

Experience mealtime on the reef! Start with a deep dive into the Wild Reef exhibit, then journey behind the scenes to see Shedd’s aquarists care for and feed the ocean’s most dynamic and misunderstood predators.

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:
The Shark Feeding Tour ticket also includes express entry to the aquarium, admission to all exhibits and a ticket to the next available aquatic presentation.

Pricing

$94.95 for adults; $79.95 for children; $49.95 for members.

Includes Shark Feeding Tour, express entry, 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.

Group Size

Each tour is limited to 10 guests.

Requirements

Guests will be walking/standing for about 90 minutes and must be able to follow instructions given by staff members leading the tour. If you or someone in your party uses a wheelchair, please contact our office at 312-692-3355 before making a reservation.

Minimum age is 10 years old. Guests ages 10-15 must be accompanied by a participating adult, age 18 or older. 

Tour includes work areas where floors may be wet; wear shoes with nonskid soles—no flip-flops, dress shoes, or heels. For the safety of the animals, you will be asked to remove sunglasses, rings and other jewelry. Food and beverages are not permitted.

Participants with any seafood allergies should not participate in the broadcast feed at the end of the tour.

Photography and video recording are not allowed during this experience. Participating guests should meet at the Northern Trust Suite on the day of their visit.

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

Accessibility

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

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 extraordinary@sheddaquarium.org or 312-692-3355.

We look forward to assisting you. Please visit Shedd Aquarium’s Accessibility Guide to learn more.

Gift Certificates

An extraordinary gift idea! To purchase a gift certificate, please call us at 312-692-3355. Certain restrictions apply.

Questions?

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

Refund Policy

Participants who need to reschedule may do so up to 10 days before their scheduled experience. Attempting to reschedule after 10 days will result in forfeiture of the experience with no exceptions. If a participant needs to cancel the experience and is unable to reschedule, no refund will be made. Please note that all Shedd experiences are nonrefundable. For additional details, see our refund and cancellation policy.

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Members - please login when prompted during checkout to unlock your member-exclusive price! Discounted tickets are limited by member level.

Ages 10 and older. Guests ages 10 to 15 must be accompanied by a paying adult, age 18 or older.