Thank you for your interest in visiting Shedd Aquarium! We are excited to welcome your group for an upcoming visit or program and look forward to your request.
For the most up to date information on current policies, safety precautions, and procedures relating to COVID-19, please visit the
Plan a Visit page
. We will continue to update this page as CDC, State and City guidelines are updated.
Beginning July 31, in accordance with the CDC, State and City recommendations, masks are required for all staff and visitors over the age of 2 regardless of vaccination status.
Please review the pre-qualifications and group requirements below before continuing with this form to submit your request to visit Shedd Aquarium.
Your reservation must be requested
at least 30 days
in advance of the expected visit date.
To be considered for a group visit, there must be
at least 15 visitors
or more who are part of your group.
Please note that infants (ages 0-2) are free to visit Shedd Aquarium with your group but
qualify towards the 15 visitor count.
Requested dates and times are subject to availability based on when your request is submitted.
Your reservation is not guaranteed until you receive an official confirmation email with a confirmed date of visit from Shedd Aquarium and order number.
All guests are expected and required to adhere to Shedd Aquarium visitation policies, including following the code of conduct and reviewing the list of prohibited items prior to visiting.
Shedd Aquarium is no longer offering Aquatic Presentations due to programming and operational changes from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we no longer offer these presentations, visitors are welcome to visit the Oceanarium Amphitheater throughout your day to enjoy our new pop-up animal experiences. (Times and animals will vary based on animal care).