‘Tis the Sea-son to Experience Shedd’s Holiday Events

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Crafts at the Shedd Holiday Breakfast

HOLIDAY BREAKFASTS AT SHEDD

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Shedd’s holiday breakfast! Join them for breakfast and hot chocolate, a screening of The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience and a meet-and-greet with Santa. Afterward, you can explore Shedd’s children’s exhibit, Polar Play Zone, and finish your special day with reserved seats to an aquatic presentation.

  • Saturday, Dec. 16Sunday, Dec. 17Saturday, Dec. 23; doors open at 7:45 a.m.
  • $49.95 for adults; $39.95 for children (ages 3-10)
  • Shedd Members: $44.95 for adults; $34.95 for children (ages 3-10)
  • Children under the age of 3 are free
  • Ticket price includes admission to the aquarium

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER 4-D EXPERIENCE®

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer shines in an all-new, magical 4-D Experience®. When young Rudolph is teased for his red nose and runs away, he sets off on a series of adventures, meets new friends Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius along the way and escapes the clutches of the Abominable Snow Monster. When an epic snowstorm threatens the holiday, can he rescue his family and friends and help Santa save the day?

  • Running through Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
  • $4.95 per person upgrade

WREATHS TO SAVE THE SEA

Schoolchildren in northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area helped Shedd Aquarium deck its halls this holiday season through the annual Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge. Students from Pre-K to high school were challenged to create holiday “Wreaths to Save the Sea” using only “art materials” from their recycling bins. Through the holiday season, more than 100 wreaths will hang around the Caribbean Reef exhibit. This year, the wreaths accent giant aquatic sculptures also made from plastic, recyclable materials that are part of the traveling exhibit, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea. Guests have an opportunity to vote for their favorite wreath at the aquarium or on Facebook . Wreath-Cycled students will gather at Shedd on Sunday, Dec. 17 to see who will be awarded the top prizes.

HOPPY HOLIDAYS, LAST HOPPORTUNITY FOR AMPHIBIANS

Be sure to check out Shedd’s Amphibians special exhibit for your last chance to see more than 40 species of frogs, toads, salamanders and caecilians are swimming, hopping, climbing and hiding. Look deep for the masters of disguise, from slender salamanders to great big bullfrogs that hide in plain sight against bark, leaves and light-dappled shadows. For these amphibians, hide-and-seek is a game of survival. Learn what biologists, citizen scientists and schoolchildren are doing to keep amphibians from disappearing forever.

  • Jan. 1, 2018 is the last day to visit Amphibians 
  • Included in general admission

OTTERLY ADORABLE SNOW ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Alaskan sea otter rescue, Kiana, and California sea otter rescue, Luna, experiencing snow together. This enrichment provides mental stimulation and physical exercise, which is a critical component of sea otter care.

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