Tour of the Month

Get an insider’s look at three exhibits during a 45-minute front-of-scenes tour. The theme changes every month, so reserve your spot today!

July: Predators Tour

Everybody has to eat. Learn how some of Shedd’s sharks and other top predators find and catch their prey. Available during July only!

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


$59.95 for adults; $49.95 for children; $18.95 for members


Tours are available all month long Sundays through Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Group Size

Each tour is limited to 12 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 312-692-3355 before making a reservation.  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.


Program includes:

  • Walking/standing for 60 minutes
  • Use of stairs; elevators are available
  • Very light and very dark spaces
  • Loud noises
  • Walking on uneven surfaces

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 or 312-692-3355.

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


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.

Participants 17 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult, age 18 or older. Children 2 and under are free.