Gift Membership

Plan on a whale-sized reaction when you give the gift of Shedd. Year-round access to Shedd Aquarium is the perfect present for everyone you know, no matter the occasion! With a gift membership, the lucky recipient will become a part of the Shedd family — and you’ll have furthered the work we do together to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world. At Shedd, our members feel the wonder on every visit.

Current Shedd Aquarium members receive 10% off* gift memberships. See below for more details.

To gift a Shedd Aquarium membership, click here now.

1. The perfect size is always in stock.
From individual memberships to entire households, Shedd offers a broad range of membership options to ensure the best fit for your friend, family member or colleague.

2. The gift of memories.
An alternative to material gifts, the experience of being a Shedd member will create lasting impressions to be cherished for years to come, all thanks to your gift.

3. A gift that keeps giving.
Members have the opportunity to discover more of Shedd with each visit. With more than 32,000 animals to see as well as exciting discounts and invitations to member events, what’s not to love?

4. It makes every member an instant VIP.
Members bypass the line for free admission and special check-in at the membership desk. They will also receive our member newsletter and get the inside scoop on exhibits and events.

5. Every tradition starts somewhere!
The first time you give a Shedd membership, you’ll make quite an impression. But why stop there? Each time you renew a gift membership, you’re building a tradition of connecting to the living world and making a difference.

To gift a Shedd Aquarium membership, click here now. Or call 312-692-3284

*Current Members: To receive the 10% discount for a one-year Gift Membership, please call the Membership Hotline at 312-692-3284. Representatives are available seven days a week, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Purchase a gift membership today!