When you visit
Animal chats: Attend a dive session or hear from Shedd experts about the sharks, sea lions and penguins that live at Shedd.
4-D Experiences: These can’t-miss shows combine immersive 3-D visuals with live multisensory effects. A $4.95 upgrade ($2.95 for Shedd members).
Aquatic presentations: See how beluga whales, sea lions, dolphins and other animals are cared for every day by their trainers.
Animal encounters: Dip your hand and discover the unique textures of stringrays, sturgeons and sea stars.
Dive deeper into Shedd
Extraordinary Experiences: Whether it’s a guided tour behind the scenes or a special proposal beside the belugas, we’ve got experiences you’ll never forget.
Calendar and special events: There’s always more to see at Shedd! Check our full listing of special events, from After Hours events to Great Lakes Action Days.
Travel with Shedd: Explore the world’s wild places on a Shedd Adventure. These custom trips cater to your love of nature, your curiosity for wildlife and your quest for meaningful travel.
Camps and learning programs: Shedd's programs spark students' compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.