Support Us

Shedd Aquarium, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to connecting people to the living world and inspiring them to make a difference. You can directly support our work with a tax-deductible donation

There are so many ways to show your support: through individual gifts, corporate gifts, membership, the Aquarium Council premier donor society and our Auxiliary Board. More fundraising opportunities range our formal gala to our fun golf tournament, the adopt-an-animal program, our Amazon Wish List and Amazon Smile. Even going on a travel adventure with Shedd to wonderful wild places supports our work.

Another way to donate to Shedd is through the gift of time. Our volunteer force provides invaluable assistance from sharing information with guests to cleaning the animals’ habitats. One-day volunteer opportunities through our Great Lakes Action Days further Shedd’s conservation mission in the aquarium’s, and Chicago’s, back yard.

Explore the different ways you can support Shedd and be a part of all that we do! Contact our donor services for more information.