We are closed to the public through April 30.

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

In the best interest of overall wellness for our community and for each other, Shedd Aquarium will remain closed to the public through April 30. During this period, all scheduled events and programs will be cancelled but may be rescheduled to a later date.

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).

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, 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] or call us at 312-939-2438.

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] or call 312-939-2438. 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.