Out-of-State School & Group Request

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

Requests for groups through 2015 are currently being accepted.
Requests for groups in 2016 may be submitted in September. Please check back at that time.

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

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.

Please reference side descriptions to assist in completing your field trip form, including pricing and exhibit access. For more detailed information about out-of-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?
  • 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?

Out-of-School Options and Details

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

No group reservations payments will be accepted at the door

Learning labs are available Sept. 8, 2014, to June 5, 2015


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 (starting May 16) 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.


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 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. 


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


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.