Ticket Prices

Reserve your spot for a day to remember at Shedd Aquarium! Our guests know that the best Shedd visit begins online, not in line. We offer plenty of options for purchasing your tickets in advance—enjoying express entry for your unforgettable visit!

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Coming after June 30? See our new pricing details!


Current Hours

Weekdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

See the full calendar for early closings and special events!


Current Ticket Options

Total Experience Pass
Adult $39.95* Child $30.95*
See everything Shedd has to offer—including the aquatic presentation and Amphibians special exhibit—with our most popular ticket option!

Only the Total Experience Pass gives you access to Shedd’s Amphibians special exhibit, aquatic presentation and 4-D Experience (subject to availability), and seasonal Stingray Touch (open late May to October). It includes all other exhibits and experiences as well as priority entry into the aquarium!

* Price reflects online pre-sale or on-site purchases. Please note that same-day online ticket purchases incur a $15 per-ticket Express Entry Fee on all ticket packages or prices (except for Chicago residents and Illinois Resident Free Day tickets). We recommend buying tickets at least one day in advance, if possible, to receive the best value and avoid the lines!

Click here to purchase a Total Experience Pass

Shedd Pass
Adult: $30.95* Child $21.95*
Offers entry to Shedd’s permanent exhibits.

What You’ll See: Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone. Shedd Pass does not include our Amphibians special exhibit, aquatic presentation, 4-D Experience , or Stingray Touch. These are available as on-site add-ons for $5 each—or choose the Total Experience Pass and get all four for just $9 more!

* Price reflects online pre-sale or on-site purchases. Please note that same-day online ticket purchases incur a $15 per-ticket Express Entry Fee on all ticket packages or prices (except for Chicago residents and Illinois Resident Free Day tickets). We recommend buying tickets at least one day in advance, if possible, to receive the best value and avoid the lines!

Click here to purchase a Shedd Pass

Membership
Starting at $75
Enjoy unlimited admission to the aquarium year-round and special discounts!

Members enjoy all Shedd exhibits, including the aquatic presentation and Amphibians special exhibit plus exclusive access to special member events! 4-D Experiences can be added for $3 a person.

Click here to become a member today!

Illinois Resident General Admission: On-Site Only
Prices: Adult $8 Child $6 (children age 2 and under are free)

Illinois residents can tour Shedd’s main-floor habitats with this introductory admission package. It includes the Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef and Amazon Rising exhibits but does not include the Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians special exhibit, aquatic presentation, 4-D Experience or Stingray Touch. Valid Illinois Resident ID required to purchase.

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