$45 & up – Shedd Aquarium: Tour w/Express Entry or Beluga Encounter
There are only 30 belugas in North American aquariums -- get a chance to meet one of them up close.
This winter, visitors to Chicago can save up to 25% on a choice of two experiences at Shedd Aquarium, both including express entry and admission to all exhibits. Our Travelzoo office is buzzing about the Beluga Encounter, which makes a perfect holiday gift.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour for $45 (reg. $55.95):
- Express entry
- Admission to all exhibits, including aquatic presentation
- 60-minute guided tour, including a visit to the animal health care center and other sites
Beluga Encounter for $187.50 (reg. $250):
- Express entry and admission to all exhibits
- A take-home 4x6 photo of the experience
- A training on animal care and feeding from a beluga expert
- Chance to get into the water and meet one of the Shedd's adult belugas
- Whales will swim right up to visitors, who will be able to interact with them and even try a few training techniques
Shedd Aquarium is home to over 32,000 animals, making it one of the world's largest aquariums. It was named one of the Best Things to Do in Chicago (U.S. News & World Report Travel).
Behind-the-Scenes Tours fine print: Subject to availability. Minimum age is 7. Guests ages 7-15 must be must be accompanied by a participating adult, age 18 or older. Pricing is for all guests ages 7 and up. Must purchase by Jan. 31. Must redeem by Feb. 25, 2018. Participants required to sign a waiver.
Beluga Encounter fine print: Subject to availability. Experiences take place Fridays through Sundays only. Participants must be at least 12 years old and 60 inches tall. Children ages 12-15 must be accompanied by a participating paid adult age 18 or older. Must purchase by Jan. 31. Must redeem by Feb. 25, 2018. Participants required to sign a waiver.
$45 & up
When You Can Go
Through Feb. 25, 2018
Up to 25%
How to Book
- Click on the link to book the experience of your choice.
- Enter promo code EETZOO for either experience.
- Click "Apply Promo Code."
- Select quantity and scroll to the bottom and click "Find Available Dates."
- Select date and time and click "Buy Tickets."
- Agree to the terms and conditions and continue as guest
- Enter contact information and click "Continue."
- Review your order and enter payment information.
- Place your order; a confirmation email will be sent.