The aquarium is targeted to reopen on Saturday, Jan. 2.
Essential staff at the aquarium will continue to care for the animals and facilities as well as produce digital content for guests at home.
During the facility's closure earlier this year, the Shedd penguins went virtual after staff decided to take some of them on field trips. The Shedd shared videos showing Wellington the rockhopper penguin wandering through the closed aquarium and visiting other animals.
The video in the player above is from a previous story.