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Asleep with the Fishes
Oct 25
Oct 26

At our Asleep with the Fishes overnights, your family or group will see the aquarium like never before—at night!

Overnights are designed for families and groups with children ages 5-12. All overnights include animal and science activities, an aquatic presentation, animal encounters, aquatic crafts, a scavenger hunt and a Caribbean Reef feeding dive. You’ll also be free to explore any of the open exhibit spaces throughout the evening.

Whether you’re with a group or want to attend an overnight with your family, find your adventure here!

Dates:

Friday, Oct. 25

Spooky Seas
Grab your costume and join us for our annual Halloween overnight! Meet animals that come out at night, bust myths about animals like snakes and spiders, and learn about the slimy creatures that live below the waves. Show off your costume on the dance floor and enjoy all the tricks and treats that Shedd overnights have to offer! Please note, face masks or costumes with weapons of any kind will not be allowed in the building and will be stopped upon entry.

Friday, Nov. 15

Give Thanks for Animals
Celebrate animals with us as we explore their favorite foods! Who eats what? Who eats WHO? How does Shedd feed 32,000 animals? Find out at this harvest-themed overnight.

Friday, Dec. 20

Winter Wonderland
Grab a cup of cocoa and create fond memories with loved ones at this Winter Wonderland overnight! Explore how animals survive in chilly temperatures and discover how living things illuminate the icy depths with bioluminescence, fluorescence, and more!

Ticket options include:

Regular

Cost: $85/person ($70/member)

Reserve your spot and pack your sleeping bag, jammies and toothbrush. Please note that air mattresses are not allowed in our regular sleeping area. Check out our VIP areas below for this special perk!

VIP (Caribbean Reef):

Cost: $100/person ($85/member)

VIP guests sleep in premium locations and are permitted to bring one twin-sized air mattress per one or more people, and one queen-sized air mattress per two or more people. You’ll sleep around the Caribbean Reef exhibit, home to green sea turtle Nickel and bonnethead sharks.

VIP (Underwater Beauty)

Cost: $110/person ($95/member)

VIP guests sleep in premium locations and are permitted to bring one twin-sized air mattress per one or more people, and one queen-sized air mattress per two or more people. You’ll sleep in the Underwater Beauty special exhibit featuring stunning creatures like mantis shrimp, ribbon eels and weedy seadragons.

VIP (Wild Reef)

Cost: $120/person ($100/member)

VIP guests sleep in premium locations and are permitted to bring one twin-sized air mattress per one or more people, and one queen-sized air mattress per two or more people. You’ll sleep in the Wild Reef exhibit, featuring corals, rays and sharks of the Philippines.

VIP (Oceanarium)

Cost: $130/person ($110/member)

VIP guests sleep in premium locations and are permitted to bring one twin-sized air mattress per one or more people, and one queen-sized air mattress per two or more people. Wake up next to penguins, whales and dolphins! You’ll sleep in the underwater viewing area of the Abbott Oceanarium.

Evening only

Cost: $40/person ($30/member)

Join our special activities without staying the night.


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