Open 9 am - 5 pm
Tickets are selling out quickly for today, February 29. Please reserve your tickets in advance.
A guest in a wheelchair can before the floor-to-ceiling glass front of the shark habitat in Wild Reef, enjoying the movement of the animals on the other side of the glass.
A tiny froglet, about the size of the leaf it sits on, peers up at the camera.

Transportation to Shedd

Take CTA’s 146 Museum Campus bus to our door, or parking will be available for $30 in the surface lot between Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.

Drop-off is available at Shedd’s bus loop on the south side of the building.

Be sure to check for traffic and parking alerts.

Accommodation Requests?

Please contact us (312-939-2438) at least one week before the event.

Visitors with severe disabilities may be accompanied by paid personal care attendants (PCA). Please call 312-939-2438 to request complimentary companion tickets for a paid PCA.

Audio Descriptive Devices

Do you have need for an audio descriptive device for our Animal Spotlights? Please request one in this form.


Construction at Shedd has begun as part of our Centennial Commitment! Please be aware that unexpected and sudden noise from cutting, drilling and other work may be audible throughout the building. We recommend bringing noise-cancelling devices if needed.

Sound-reducing headphones are available at the information desk, the 4-D Theater and the Abbott Oceanarium for free checkout on a first-come, first-served basis with photo identification. Sound-reducing headphones will be sanitized between each use.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued unless Shedd Aquarium cancels the program. Shedd Aquarium reserves the right to cancel the event for any reason. If your event is cancelled, you will be informed via email as soon as possible. In the event of a cancellation, you will be fully refunded within 30 days. Your refund method will be based on your original method of payment.


Sunday, February 25, 2024

Sunday, April 14, 2024


Discounts are available. For more information and group rates please call 312-939-2438.


Please contact us (312-939-2438) with any questions or needs.