Celebrate the Season at Shedd!

There's no better place to celebrate the season than at Shedd! We're spreading the cheer this winter with family events, overnights and more.

A little girl sitting on Santa's lapIt's the most wonderful time of the year... Shedd's Holiday Breakfast! Join us for breakfast, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4-D Experience and a meet-and-greet with Santa.

Underwater Beauty Jelly

Explore the unbelievable beauty living in our oceans, lakes and rivers in a new special exhibit, Underwater Beauty. Underwater Beauty is sponsored by Citadel.

Sea otter holding a toy ballStart your day with new family programs at Shedd! Explore how animals stay warm, or get a behind-the-scenes look at how Shedd prepares meals!

Boy in zebra costumeWith kids in charge, Shedd’s new video series answers questions on your favorite animals! Watch new episodes of Sea Curious!

Starting Nov. 23, join Rudolph and his friends for an epic adventure in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4-D!

Ornate CowfishWant to see more happening at Shedd this season? Check out our Visitor Guide for Shedd tips, exhibits, events and more!

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Special offers

You’ll find ways to save, along with other offers here.

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