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 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.

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Upcoming promotions and events

February is Member Appreciation Month!

In addition to our standard member savings, during February our members get even more! Throughout February, be sure to check out these exclusive offers:

  • 20 percent off in the Shedd gift stores
  • 50 percent off the member price of the Behind-the-Scenes Tour Extraordinary Experience
  • 25 percent off the member price of the Trainer for the Day Extraordinary Experience
Discounted Extraordinary Experiences must be purchased between Feb. 1-28, 2017. Available for any Behind-the-Scenes Tour or Trainer for the Day experience from Feb. 3 through April 30, 2017. No gift certificates available, a date must be chosen for the Extraordinary Experience at time of purchase. Membership must be active at time of use.

Member Events

Asleep with the Fishes overnights - Spring into a new season with a sleepover at Shedd! At our Asleep with the Fishes overnights, you'll spend the night exploring the aquarium to learn about animals through a scavenger hunt, an aquatic presentation and our Amphibians special exhibit. Members receive $15 off each ticket! Overnights are on Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10, March 24 and April 7.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 9-10 a.m. Connection to the Collection: RiversMembers are welcome to join us for an exclusive hour learning about the inhabitants of our Rivers exhibit.

Monday, March 20, 6-8 p.m. Collaborating for Conservation: Aquarium Council members are invited to join us for a cocktail reception and panel discussion with some of Shedd's experts as well as colleagues in the AZA community. RSVP to Kathryn Bartholomew at by Wednesday, March 15.

Saturday, April 1 and April 8, 9-10 a.m. Spring into Amphibians: April is National Frog Month! Join us in the Amphibians exhibit for an exclusive look at the amphibians at Shedd. Leap frog contest, anyone? 

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

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.