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Temporarily closed but virtual programs are still open!

Shedd Aquarium is temporarily closed, but our virtual programs continue!

Due to city and statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts, Shedd Aquarium will voluntarily re-close to the public beginning Wednesday, November 18 in continued responsibility and commitment to the safety and health of people, animals, and the community. The aquarium will temporarily close for six weeks with a target reopening date of Saturday, January 2.

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