Shedd Aquarium is Reopening

As Chicago moves into phase 4, Shedd Aquarium is planning to re-open its doors! . Aquarium members will be among the first welcomed back beginning Wednesday, July 1 followed by the general public on Friday, July 3.

“After closing our doors for nearly four months to do our part in supporting public health, we are elated at the opportunity to welcome people back to Shedd Aquarium to look nature in the eye and in person at the aquarium,” said Bridget Coughlin, Ph.D., president and CEO of Shedd Aquarium. “These last few months have challenged and fundamentally changed us all. Just as people across Chicago and the world relied on online and digital experiences with animals like the rockhopper penguin, Wellington, for comfort, we know seeing animals in person is irreplaceable. We are eager to welcome the communities that supported us and our reopening. Experiencing our Mission alongside all of Chicago fuels us and has never been more important than it is now.”

You can reserve your tickets now!

They have developed a plan to keep its employees and visitors safe:

-New, separate entrance and exit points

-Limited hourly building capacity

-Timed-admission to maintain an even flow of guests throughout the day

-Required face coverings (ages 2+)

-Social distancing of at least 6 feet required

-Circulation paths to encourage one-directional flow

-Additional handwashing and sanitization stations

-Expanded sanitization and cleaning regimen, including frequently scheduled cleaning on high-touch surfaces and deep cleanings every night

-Physical barriers installed in places where social distancing cannot be maintained

-Temporarily pausing experiences such as the 4-D theatre and aquatic presentations to reduce large gatherings and groups

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