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We are temporarily closed to the public.

Hello, and thank you for visiting Shedd Aquarium’s website.

Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Shedd Aquarium will remain closed until receiving further guidance and instructions from state and city leadership. Advanced ticket sales are temporarily unavailable. Please continue to check our website for updates. 

While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to welcome you to the aquarium during this time, we are closing out of an abundance of caution and to do our part in the social distancing efforts to help stop the further spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe to do so. 

Our dedicated caretakers and veterinarians will continue to provide the highest standards of professional care and welfare for our animals onsite. And, until we can welcome you back, we invite you to continue to experience, explore and learn about the aquatic animal world with us online through several digital resources. Keep up-to-date on the  daily lives of the aquarium’s animals on  Facebook,  Instagram, and Twitter; create learning experiences for early learners through our Sea Curious YouTube  series; check out live views from the Underwater Beauty special exhibit, and dive deep with 360-video views to Keep Sharks Swimming and more.

To help mitigate the financial impacts on the organization, you can help support our mission through various ways, including adopting  an aquatic animal, making a  donation, purchasing a Where's Wellington t-shirt or becoming a member. The public can also show support by  donating the value of previously-purchased tickets for a visit, group and experience reservations, programs and events and more. 

For information on refunds and rescheduling of previously purchased tickets, group and experience reservations, programs and events and more please email [email protected].

The value of pre-purchased tickets and/or reservations may be put toward a future date as available, requested for refund, or donated to mitigate inevitable financial impact of COVID-19 on the aquarium at this time. For information on tickets, group and experience reservations, programs and events, please email [email protected]. Updates on operations will also be made available on Shedd’s website at sheddaquarium.org.

Thank you for your continued support of our mission to  spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world. We look forward to seeing you again at Shedd Aquarium soon.