Family or group overnights

Chicago Parent named Shedd Aquarium "Best Museum Overnight" for 2013!
See our overnight options below.



Shedd overnightsAsleep 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. 

Date: Friday, Feb. 21, to Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Time: Friday, 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Price: $65 a person ($60 for Shedd members*)
*Membership must be noted on your reservation form to receive the discount.

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!

Dates: 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

Check out the Teen Lab

A free space, designed by and for teens.

Refund Policy

Click here to view the refund policy for these programs.

Member Discounts

Discounts on many educational programs and classes is just one of the great perks of Shedd membership. Become a member today!

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