There are six “Holiday” Breakfasts at the John G. Shedd Aquarium during Advent (which this year runs from Sunday, December 2, 2018 through Monday, December 24, 2018) at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2018; Sunday, December 9, 2018; Saturday, December 15, 2018; Sunday, December 16, 2018; Saturday, December 22, 2018; and Sunday, December 23, 2018. Each event will last from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tickets cover breakfast, The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience, and a meet-and-greet with Santa. Throughout the event, a family can explore the children’s exhibit, Polar Play Zone, and finish the day with reserved seats to the aquatic presentation.
Please note that December 9th will also be the date of a home game for the Chicago Bears, so there will be additional traffic approaching Soldier Field, which is north of The Field Museum. Click here to learn more about traffic alerts.
Tickets are $54.95 for adults and $39.95 for children (ages three-to-ten) or $44.95 for Adult Members and $29.95 for the Child Members. Children under three are free. Click here to purchase tickets.
Guests will check in from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. During this period, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., there will be “Holiday” arts and crafts and photos with Santa in the Polar Play Zone. Breakfast will be served in The Bubble Net from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Parade to the 4-D Theater from 9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience will be from 9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. There will be “Holiday” arts and crafts and pictures with Santa again from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Guests should move to the Abbott Oceanarium from 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for the aquatic presentation (V.I.P. seating). The aquatic presentation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums like the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Brookfield Zoo, the Shedd Aquarium is also a Smithsonian Affiliate. The Shedd Aquarium is on the Museum Campus with The Field Museum of Natural History and the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum at the northern end of the Chicago Park District’s Burnham Park, across from Grant Park. The address is 1200 South lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605. The phone number is (312) 939-2438.