Member Perks

Exclusively for members

Your membership unlocks hidden adventures and opportunities for you to engage with Shedd. From our special members events, to our exclusive members-only communications, we bring you the inside scoop because your dollars support the work that we do within our walls and around the world. Learn more about what a Shedd membership has in store for you!

Don't forget to check out our 2014 Members Guide!

Upcoming Promotions and Events

Holiday Shopping
Save your holiday shopping for December 6 and 7 at Shedd Aquarium! From 9 a.m.-12 p.m. members will receive an exclusive 20% discount on purchases and complimentary gift wrapping. The gift store features a wide array of merchandise for your shopping needs – from Christmas ornaments, to a new supply of home goods to furry animal friends! View more online and plan your shopping trip today.

Holiday Breakfast at Shedd
Join us for breakfast, a screening of The Polar Express 4-D Experience and a meet-and-greet with Santa. Afterwards, you can explore Shedd's children's exhibit, Polar Play Zone, and finish your special day with reserved seats to the Holiday One World show. Three dates are available: Dec. 7, 13 and 20, and members get an exclusive discount! Get more details here. 

Patagonia Holiday Shopping Event
Join us at the Patagonia store in Chicago's Lincoln Park (1800 N Clybourn Ave) on Dec. 10 from 7-9 p.m. You'll do good while you shop -- 5% of the total sales will go back to Shedd!

Matching Gift Program
Double your impact during the holidays with our matching gift program! Learn more here.

Member Events

Member and Donor Appreciation Month: All month long during February and October!
Members Circle loyalty event: Honoring our members of 10 years and more with a dinner and special evening.
Members Jazzin’: Every year the first Jazzin’ is dedicated to members only! Members can attend free all summer.

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.
Members guide: Annual publication with beautiful photos and inspiring stories about the impact of your support.