In-State School & Group Request

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. For more detailed information about in-state school pricing, please view our comprehensive pdf.

Please note that navigating away from this form will erase all field entries. Having trouble submitting this form? Please make sure all required fields are completed.

  • Do more than 50% of the students at your school receive free or reduced lunch?
  • If yes, would you like to apply for bus funds? (Bus funds available for qualifying Chicago Public Schools only. You will be notified if you qualify within 10 business days of form submission.)
  • 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?


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 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.


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

Access to Abbott Oceanarium, Aquatic Show, Wild Reef, aquarium galleries, 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.


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 and special exhibit. 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 and special exhibit. Shedd's aquatic show not included. 4-D Experience can be added for $2.50 per person.

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 Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
• Programs for grades 6-8 and 9-12 are available Mondays and Wednesdays. 


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.