A Local Tropical Getaway + Win Shedd Tickets

Visit Shedd Aquarium during spring break for a tropical getaway without even leaving the state by visiting the warm water exhibits and species throughout the aquarium! Visit the new Kelp Forest in Shedd’s Oceans gallery to see leopard sharks, jack mackerels and garibaldis, or take a journey through the Philippines in Wild Reef to marvel at an array of animals like exotic corals, sharks and a host of tropical fish. Also, there’s also always the opportunity to experience Shedd’s live dives in Caribbean Reef to speak with a diver as he or she feed the animals.

From March 26-30, 2018 and weekends, the closing time is extended to 6:00 pm. For ticket prices and special offers, visit https://www.sheddaquarium.org/plan-a-visit/. Keep reading to enter the giveaway for four Shedd tickets for you and your family!

photo courtesy of Shedd Aquarium

Plan Your Visit

In case you haven’t been to Shedd Aquarium for a while or checked out their website recently, we wanted to let you know that they have restructured their tickets. While the 4D movie is still a separate fee, all of the other exhibits are included in the standard ticket! This is great news for everyone that likes to check out everything Shedd has to offer.

Be sure to make the most of your visit and plan your day around animal experiences and special presentations. Click here to view the schedule, which includes live dive and feeding in Caribbean Reef, and Shedd spotlights on specific aquatic species to learn more about the animals that call Shedd home.

Special Exhibits and Experiences

Washed Ashore

While you are there, you can see the magnificent sculptures throughout the aquarium, made entirely of marine debris.

Steve the Weedy Seadragon, photo courtesy of Shedd Aquarium

Running through September 2018, the exhibit’s 19 art pieces continues to draw attention to the issue with plastic pollution as guests come face-to-face with both the obscure and common everyday items – from a car bumper to flip flops to water bottles and more –  that were collected on beaches then transformed into the sculptures.

Asleep with the Fishes

There’s a new adventure at Shedd! Explore the aquarium after-hours to learn about animals through a scavenger hunt, stories, crafts, an aquatic presentation and more. This one-of-a-kind event is geared toward 5 to 12-year-olds, who must be accompanied by an adult. Evening only tickets are available for guests of all ages.

  • Upcoming Dates: Friday, April 6, April 20 and May 6
  • Evening-Only Tickets: $40/person ($20/person for members)
  • Please note that this experience is not included in the tickets Shedd is giving away on Kidlist at this time


Win four tickets to go to Shedd Aquarium during Spring Break! I will notify the winner on Thursday night, March 22, 2018. The winner has the opportunity to choose which day they would like to go. Good luck!

Enjoy your Spring Break!

photo courtesy of Shedd Aquarium

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Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist in 2011 so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie and her kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

3 Comments on "A Local Tropical Getaway + Win Shedd Tickets"

  1. Rynnon Requesto | November 25, 2017 at 3:56 pm | Reply

    Very informative! Love it!

  2. Denise Mascari | March 21, 2018 at 4:09 pm | Reply

    Great information and ideas!

  3. Always knowledgeable fun info

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