Member Perks and Events

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 invitations to exclusive members events and much more. We couldn’t accomplish as much without you, our member family, so thank you! We hope to see you at Shedd soon.

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

Have a question? Email us!

 Looking for an alternative to your plastic straw use? Valid now, Shedd is collaborating with glass straw company Strawesome to provide a special offer for Shedd supporters. Visit to receive 10% off your purchase of reusable glass straws, and 20% off your purchase will be generously donated back to Shedd Aquarium! Use the special code shedd17 at checkout to redeem this offer.


Member Events

Thursday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. Annual Member Loyalty Event: Shedd welcomes our 10-year+ members to an annual dinner thanking them for their dedication to Shedd’s mission. This dinner is graciously hosted by trustee David Epstein and his wife, Paula. Printed invitations will be mailed. For additional information, please email

Saturday, May 27, 9:00-11:00 a.m. On May 30th, 1930, Shedd opened its doors to the public. Join us for an early celebration of Shedd’s 87th birthday! The event will take place on the North Terrace and festivities will include games, crafts, light refreshments, a face painter, and an animal encounter! This event is for Advocate members and above.

Wednesday, June 21, 5:00-10:00 p.m. Members Jazzin’ at the Shedd

Saturday, July 15, Member GLAD, beach clean-up day. Details TBA.

Saturday, Aug. 12, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Member pop-up event

Saturday, Sept. 2, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Member pop-up event

Saturday, October 14, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Member Morning Coffee

Saturday, October 28, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Member Morning Coffee

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.