Please note, areas of the aquarium may be closed for a portion or all of any given day without prior notice. Please contact us if you have questions about exhibit availability.
Planning a visit to Shedd? Check out the Shedd calendar for the latest info or campus events on the day of your visit!
Carribean Reef Dive: 10:30 a.m. | 12 p.m.| 2 p.m. | 3 p.m. | Carribean Reef
Shark Chat: 9:45 a.m. | 11:15 a.m. | 3:45 p.m. | Wild Reef
Belugas and Sea Lions Chat: 11 a.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 3 p.m. | Abbott Oceanarium
Penguins Chat: 9:45 a.m. | 12:45 p.m. | 4 p.m. | Polar Play Zone
Aquatic Presentation and 4-D Experiences: Occuring throughout the day
See the full listing of today's animal experiences!
From must-see kid sights to hidden animals, explore Shedd with our unique fun finds maps!
Meet the belugas where they live! You'll touch the beluga's skin, try a few training techniques and enjoy some surprises. Learn more!
Membership is a great option if you’d like to support Shedd and get special perks for return visits! Learn more here
Looking for tips for your next visit to Shedd? Check out our awesome guide here!
Spark your curiosity alongside Shedd experts by discovering what lives in our great lake on a 1½-hour boat excursion in Lake Michigan this summer!
Our living world is full of wonder. Celebrate with us the unbelievable beauty living in our oceans, lakes and rivers in a new special exhibit at Shedd Aquarium: Underwater Beauty, now open!
Take a sip of summer at Jazzin' at the Shedd. Move to the rhythms of Chicago's top jazz musicians and be moved by the rhythms, colors and patterns in Underwater Beauty. Tickets are now available!
Shimmer, color, rhythm, patterns: Beauty comes in every variety, above and below the waves. What beauty catches your eye? Try our quiz to find out—and see yourself transformed with the results!
Join our new Shedd Adventure and enjoy a whale watching experience amidst Québec’s French charm and beauty!
Looking for some animal fun? Check out some of our favorite videos and blogs from across the aquarium.
Join Shedd members in supporting our conservation efforts in the field and top-quality care for the 32,000 animals that call Shedd home.
Save 53% off Chicago’s 5 best attractions, plus get priority entry! Learn more about Chicago CityPASS.
Visit coral reefs and flooded rainforests—without getting wet! Explore all of Shedd's amazing exhibits.
See the schedule of everything happening during your day at Shedd!