The best Shedd visit begins online – our Shedd Aquarium app allows you to preview our exhibits, create your own customized schedule, explore our sensory-friendly map, and play games with some of Shedd Aquarium’s most lovable, interesting, and captivating animals. Our Shedd Aquarium app is sensory-friendly to help all guests, including those with special needs, feel welcome and supported!
Bug fixes and updates!
Added support for dark mode.
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Amazing, thoughtful resource for families
I’m planning to take my kids to Shedd next week and sat down to try to find some info to show my sensory/autism kid in preparation so he knows what to expect. This app does it all for you in one place. Photos and sample sounds they can expect to see and hear, maps to sensory triggers and quiet spots, a visual schedule, games to play while waiting or if they need a break. So much thought and consideration went into this app and it’s a tremendous tool
For families who travel with sensitive kids who usually have to figure out what to expect and hope for the best. Thank you Shedd!
Parts of the app are useful beyond a trip to the Shedd. The ability to watch social stories has made a huge difference in our being able to prepare and enjoy the day. Thank you
Tips to avoid crowds
Love the suggestion to attend during Bears games. I’ll be visiting in the fall on one of those Sundays!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.