Shedd’s aquatic presentation offers guests an introduction to Pacific white-sided dolphins, beluga whales and a changing lineup of other favorite animals. Our experts highlight awe-inspiring animal adaptations in a live setting, sharing how a variety of aquatic species are uniquely equipped to thrive in nature. Guests leave with a greater understanding of animal anatomy and what we learn from animals every day―at Shedd and in the wild.
Warning: The aquatic presentation contains flashing lights that may not be suitable for people who experience migraines, have epilepsy, or experience other photosensitive conditions. Viewer discretion advised.
You must separately reserve your free aquatic presentation tickets at one of the North Lobby kiosks in front of Soundings Cafe on the day of your visit.
Please be aware that programming, including the aquatic presentations, can change based on the needs of the animals. Be sure to check the "Today at Shedd" signs in the aquarium for up-to-date information when you arrive.