Celebrate the season with Shedd Aquarium!
Shedd’s holiday tradition, including A Holiday Fantasea, returns on Nov. 23.
A Holiday Fantasea
Shedd Aquarium’s must-see aquatic show, A Holiday Fantasea is back – and this year a few lucky audience members will get to meet a dolphin. See dolphins leap, hear beluga whales sing and watch a sea lion dance —and Santa makes a special appearance! Celebrate the season at Shedd.
A Holiday Fantasea runs from Nov. 23 through Jan. 5.
Download official showtimes.
The Polar Express 4-D Experience
Enjoy a holiday classic in a new way with The Polar Express 4-D Experience! The movie has been transformed into a magical 15-minute 4-D feature. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
The Polar Express 4-D Experience runs from Nov. 23 through Jan. 5. View the scheduled showtimes.
THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D
Celebrate the Holiday in the Ice Age! Bring your family to the 4-D Theater to experience the all-new Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D. Sid accidentally lands on Santa’s “naughty list” and he leads the gang to the North Pole to make things right.
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D runs from Nov. 23 through Jan. 5. Find out more and view showtimes.
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D™& © 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Special Discounts on Extraordinary Eperiences
Give an unforgettable experience this holiday season, like a Beluga Enounter for $175 (normally $250!), if purchased on or before Dec. 31, 2012. Guests who purchase through Dec. 31 can reserve their experience through 2013.
Find out more about our holiday discounts on two Extraordinary Experiences.
Shedd has something for everyone on your holiday gift list. Give the gift of Shedd with an annual membership, a beluga encounter, a penguin encounter, a Trainer for a Day experience, or a behind-the-scenes tour. And shop Shedd's gift stores and online store for an incredible variety of aquatic-themed gifts, from stocking stuffers to that perfect present, for children and adults.
Find out more about holiday gift options at Shedd.
Wreath-cycled Classroom Activity
Chicago area students can help deck the halls at Shedd Aquarium this holiday season! Classes can work together to create a wreath made of recycled materials that are on display as part of Shedd’s holiday décor.
Find out more!
Send a holiday greeting
Say "happy holidays" with a Shedd Aquarium e-card, featuring some of your favorite animals.
Extended Holiday hours
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Dec. 26-30
Tips for a Great Visit
The holidays are a popular time to visit Shedd Aquarium.Use our tips for a great visit to help you plan your day!