All-Access Benefits

Year-round employee benefits
Employees are entitled to free all-access admission to the aquarium (includes the aquarium, Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Jellies special exhibit and the aquatic show) during our normal operating hours. Employees receive express entry at the will-call line during regular admission benefit months. Admission benefit is good for the employee only and does not include family members or guests. Additional tickets may be purchased at the will-call booth. Guests may add Shedd's 4-D Experience for $4 a person. Admission to the aquatic show is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Employees are also entitled to free admission to Jazzin’ at the Shedd, our summer jazz concert series. See our Jazzin’ web page for schedule and details. 

Corporate Family Days
During February, October and November, employees may bring up to three additional guests for free all-access admission. Employees and their guests must wait in the main ticket line to redeem their admission benefit. Read our Corporate Family Days FAQ.

Visit information
Employees must present proof of employment to receive benefits. Please bring one of the following with you on the day of your visit:

  • A valid photo employee ID
  • A business card with your name and a valid photo ID
  • A recent pay stub and a valid photo ID

Questions? Visit our Corporate Connections FAQ or call the Corporate Connections hotline at 312-692-3293.