In-State School & Group Request

All reservation requests must be submitted at least 30 days before your visit. Requested dates and times are subject to availability. We will notify you when your visit is confirmed.

  • Requests for groups visiting through 2015 are currently being accepted.
  • Requests for groups in 2016 may be submitted beginning in September. Please check back at that time.
  • There must be 15 or more people visiting to be eligible for group pricing.
  • For information on pricing and exhibit access, please see the descriptions on the side of this page.
  • After selecting your exhibit choice, you can add an optional learning lab for your group.

In-State School & Group Request Form

Note: Your request will not be submitted until you see the "thank you" page appear. Please be sure you see that page before exiting the form.

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 the Amphibians special exhibit.

Stingray Touch is available from May to September for an additional charge that will be confirmed by e-mail when we receive your reservation request.

Chaperones exceeding 1:5 ratio will recieve listed group rate.

TOTAL EXPERIENCE GROUP PASS

Adults (20+): $26
Student/Child (3-19): $19
Under 3: Free

Access to Abbott Oceanarium, Aquatic Show, Wild Reef, aquarium galleries, the Amphibians special exhibit and the 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.

SHEDD GROUP PASS PLUS with AQUATIC SHOW

Adults (20+): $24
Student/Child (3-19): $17
Under 3: Free

Access to exhibits in Abbott Oceanarium and aquatic show (based on availability), Wild Reef, aquarium galleries, the Amphibians special exhibit. and the 4-D Experience not included.

Shedd Group Pass Without Aquatic Show

Adults (20+): $20
Student/Child (3-19): $14
Under 3: Free

Access to exhibits in Abbott Oceanarium, Wild Reef, aquarium galleries, the Amphibians special exhibit and Shedd's aquatic show not included. 4-D Experience can be added for $2.50 per person.

Learning Programs

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

• Science Tech Treks for grades K-2 and 3-5 are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

• Learning Labs for grades 6-8 and 9-12 are available Wednesdays and Fridays. 

CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM

In order to download our Credit Card Authorization form, please click here.

PDF Form

If you need to submit a request via fax, please fill out this form and fax to 312-939-2195

Questions?

Requested dates and times are subject to availability and processed within 10 days. We will send you a confirmation e-mail with payment options when your field trip request is booked.

Please e-mail us if you have any questions.