Member Perks

Exclusively for members

We love our members! Thank you so much for being a member! After donating your fully tax deductible gift to Shedd, we do our best to thank you. Here are a few of the perks – complimentary admission and ability to pick your show times in advance, complimentary admission to Jazzin and our science pub series, special invites to member exclusive events and much more. We couldn’t accomplish as much with you, our member family, so thank you! We hope to see you at Shedd soon.

Just for members, receive 10% off in our online store with the promo code TREEFROG.

Have a question? Email us!

Member Events

Sept. 3: Member Great Lakes Action Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for a Member GLAD and participate in a beach clean up. Meet us at 63rd St Beach (6300 S Lake Shore Drive). Click here to RSVP.

Sept. 5: Pop-up reception, 10 a.m. Advocate-level members and above: Join us after the 10:30 a.m. aquatic presentation for a special members event beyond the crowds during a busy day at Shedd! Check in at the membership desk.

Sept. 14: Jazzin' science pub with Dr. Bill Van Bonn, vice president, animal health, 7 p.m. The always-engaging Dr. Bill will take you on a photo tour of Shedd’s brand-new aquatic microbial ecology laboratory. Aquarium Council dinner follows.

Sept. 22: Aquarium Council lunch and tour, 11:30 a.m. Aquarium Council members and above: Tour Shedd's award-winning organic gardens and 86-year-old national historic landmark facility with Shedd experts!

Sept. 24: Sea Otter Awareness Week terrace event, 9 a.m. Advocate-level members and above: Join us in celebrating the conclusion of Sea Otter Awareness Week on our north terrace!

Oct. 1: Member Appreciation event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, 9 a.m.  Check back for details.

Oct. 8: Members morning coffee, 9-10:30 a.m. Join us for light refreshments and coffee in the Bubble Net food court.

Oct. 15: Pop-up reception, 9 a.m. Advocate-level members and above: Join us for a special event! Check in at the membership desk for details.

Oct. 29: Members morning coffee with a Halloween twist, 9-10:30 a.m. Join us in the Bubble Net food court for light refreshments, coffee and a kids costume parade!

Members communications

First Look!: Your exclusive inside scoop on a variety of animal stories and programs.
E-news: Monthly highlights of what's happening at Shedd.