Illinois Schools & Groups

Please complete this form to request a field trip to Shedd. There must be 15 or more people to be considered a group. 

After selecting your exhibit choice, you can add an optional learning lab for your group. All field trip reservation requests must be submitted at least 30 days before your visit. Requested dates and times are subject to availability.

Please reference side descriptions to assist in completing your field trip form, including pricing and exhibit access.

Please note that navigating away from this form will erase all field entries.

  • Do more than 50% of the students at your school receive free or reduced lunch?
  • Is your school a Chicago Public School?
  • Do you need a lunch space? (Reservations based on availability)
  • So that we can better serve your group, please check all that apply:


  • If you did not select a "Total Experience" option, would you like to add a 4-D movie at $2.50 per person?

In-State School Options and Details

IL state school groups arriving before 10:30 a.m. will receive a free visit which includes: General admission (galleries), the Abbott Oceanarium with the aquatic show (based on availability), Wild Reef and Jellies. 

Stingray Touch is available seasonally from May to September for an additional charge. 

Chaperones must NOT exceed the 1:4 ratio to receive the group rate.

TOTAL EXPERIENCE GROUP PASS WITH AQUATIC SHOW

Total Experience Group Pass with Aquatic Show
Adults (ages 20+) $24.50, Student/Child (ages 3-19; under 3 is free) $18.25

Total Experience Group Pass with Aquatic Show Group Rate
(Chaperones NOT exceeding 1:4 ratio receive group rate)
Adults (ages 20+) $24.50, Student/Child (ages 3-19; under 3 is free) $18.25

Access to Abbott Oceanarium, Aquatic Show, Wild Reef, aquarium galleries, Jellies special exhibit and 4-D Experience. Stingray Touch NOT included.

Admission to the aquatic show is based on availability; group seating is limited. Show times vary throughout the year and are subject to change.

Total Experience Group Pass without Aquatic Show

Total Experience Group Pass without Aquatic Show
Adults (ages 20+) $23.00, Student/Child (ages 3-19; under 3 is free) $16.75

Total Experience Group Pass without Aquatic Show Group Rate 
(Chaperones NOT exceeding 1:4 ratio receive group rate)
Adults (ages 20+) $23.00, Student/Child (ages 3-19; under 3 is free) $16.75

Access to Abbott Oceanarium exhibits, Wild Reef, aquarium galleries, Jellies special exhibit and 4-D Experience.

Shedd Group Pass without Aquatic Show

Shedd Group Pass without Aquatic Show
Adults (ages 20+) $20.25, Student/Child (ages 3-19; under 3 is free) $13.50

Shedd Group Pass without Aquatic Show Group Rate 
(Chaperones NOT exceeding 1:4 ratio receive group rate)
Adults (ages 20+) $20.25, Student/Child (ages 3-19; under 3 is free) $13.50

Access to Abbott Oceanarium, Wild Reef, aquarium galleries, and Jellies special exhibit.

Learning Labs

Learning labs are a great addition to your groups trip! Please visit our learning labs page to read more about our different programs and for scheduling information.

• Programs for grades K-2 and 3-5 are available Thursdays and Fridays.
• Programs for grades 6-8 and 9-12 are available Mondays and Wednesdays.