Private Personalized Tour

Want to experience Shedd like an insider? Join one of our experts on this mini-tour of Shedd hotspots!

Curious about Ellie the sea otter’s rescue story? Or want to learn more about our 8 belugas? This is your chance to plan the perfect Shedd tour. Share your favorite animals when you register to set the agenda for your guide!

Guests will visit up to three habitats during this 45-minute guided walk through Shedd's main galleries.

Adult: $74.95
Child (7-11): $64.95
Member: $35

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


Tours are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. until sold out on the following dates:
Jan. 14 to Feb. 28

Group Size

Each tour is limited to 10 people.


Guests will be walking/standing for about 45 minutes and must be able to follow instructions given by guides who are leading the tour. If you or someone in your party uses a wheelchair, please contact our office at 312-692-2723 before making a reservation.

Minimum age is 7. Guests ages 7-15 must be accompanied by a participating adult, age 18 or older.

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.

Gift Certificates

An extraordinary gift idea! To purchase a gift certificate, please call us at 312-692-2723. Certain restrictions apply.


E-mail us or call 312-692-2723 with questions. We are unable to take reservations by email.

Refund Policy

Rescheduling must occur as of close of business 10 days prior to the date of the experience. Refunds will not be issued for any changes made less than 10 days prior. For additional details, see our refund and cancellation policy.

Accessibility Needs

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

Phone: 312-692-2723

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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 7 and older. Guests ages 7 to 15 must be accompanied by a participating adult, age 18 or older.