Asleep with the Fishes Group Overnights
Grab your pajamas and sleeping bag, and join us for a nighttime aquatic adventure with your favorite Shedd animals. Before snuggling into your sleeping bag, immerse yourself in the underwater world with special experiences, games and hands-on activities. Rise with the sun, enjoy a continental breakfast and check out how your aquatic friends start the day. These programs are geared for young people ages 6 to 12.
Spring 2014 dates are now sold out!
Download the group overnights brochure (PDF) for more information and to register. Be sure to view the group overnight FAQ page.
Please review our refund and cancellation policy.
Wishes for Fishes Family Sleepover
Grab your pajamas and sleeping bag, and join us for a night of family fun with your favorite Shedd animals. Enjoy themed activities for all ages, animal encounters, dinner and dancing, and an aquatic show. The adventure continues for families sleeping over in our galleries. A late-night snack and continental breakfast are included. Children must be at least 5 years old to stay overnight, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Families wishing to come to the party but not stay overnight may do so by registering for the evening-only option. Enjoy all of the festivities without the slumbering!
Date: Friday, March 28, to Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Price: Overnight option: $65 a person ($55 for Shedd members)
Evening-only option (ends at 10 p.m.): $35 a person ($25 for Shedd members)
*Program fee does not include parking. Membership must be noted on your reservation form to receive the discount.
To register: Call 312-692-3333
Due to space constraints, we have a new air mattress policy with fee attached. If you bring your own air mattress there is a charge of $15 per air mattress. This fee will be due at time of registration ($15 per air mattress). Shedd does not supply any air mattresses for use. Good alternatives to air mattresses include inflatable pool mats or camping pads.
Please note children must be at least 5 years old to spend the night.
Check the family overnight FAQ page for more information, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coastal America Partnership’s Ocean Art Contest
Help Protect and Preserve the World’s Ocean
Shedd is accepting submissions for the biennial 2013-2014 Coastal America Ocean Art Contest, now through Dec. 16, 2013. Sponsored by Coastal America, the contest encourages learning about “Ocean Literacy: the Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences” by receiving inspired original artwork and photography from people of all ages.
The winning art will become part of a traveling exhibit that will tour throughout North America, including Washington DC, from June 2014 through July 2015. Participants can enter in either the art or photography categories. Participants submit their entries in one of five age ranges: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and adults.
Artwork will be judged on visual impact, artistic merit and how clearly the work expresses an appreciation of one or more of the Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences:
1. The Earth has one big ocean with many features.
2. The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth.
3. The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.
4. The ocean makes Earth habitable.
5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
6. The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.
7. The ocean is largely unexplored.
Send your hard copy submission to:
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Ocean Art Contest
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Submission Form - English (PDF)
Submission Form - Spanish (PDF)
Rules and Guidelines (PDF)
Ocean Art Contest Poster and Rules (PDF)
Visit the Coastal America blog for more information.
Wreath-Cycled is underway for 2013
By helping deck the halls at Shedd Aquarium this holiday season, you and your classroom can win a field trip to Shedd! Find out more.
Click here to view the refund policy for these programs.
Discounts on many educational programs and classes is just one of the great perks of Shedd membership. Become a member today!