Open 9 am - 6 pm
  • Magellanic penguins have short, squat legs and waddle awkwardly around on land, but their torpedo-shaped bodies and thin, crescent-shaped wings propel them easily through water!
  • Rescued sea otter Ellie resting in a pile of "kelp" at Shedd Aquarium
  • Rockhopper penguins have long, wispy feathers that sweep back from above their eyes like eyebrows.
  • Makoa, one of the dolphins born here at the aquarium, swims by an underwater camera, his head tipped down to peer at the lens.
  • A beluga whale swims by an underwater photographer in Shedd's Oceanarium.

Dates and themes

Sept. 7: Celebrate Sea Otters
Oct. 5: Penguin Adventures
Nov. 2: Dive into Dolphins
Dec. 7: Beluga Whale Wonders

Who can attend

This program is designed for families with children ages 5-12. One adult must attend for every five children under the age of 18.

What is included

Aquarium admission is included with this program.

Accessibility

We believe there should be no boundaries to your Shedd Aquarium experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us at [email protected] or 312-939-2438. We look forward to assisting you.

Please visit Shedd Aquarium’s Accessibility Guide to learn more.

Dates:

Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7

Time:

10 a.m.-noon

Cost

$49.99 per person ($29.99 for members)

Questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or call 312-939-2438.