Tour Operator Group Request

Group visits require a minimum of 15 people. All reservation requests must be submitted at least 30 days before your visit. All final group numbers and payments must be received at least one week before your visit. Requested dates and times are subject to availability. We will notify you when your visit is confirmed.

Please reference side descriptions to assist in completing your group visit request form, including pricing and exhibit access. For more detailed information about tour group pricing, please view our comprehensive pdf.

If requesting a visit for 2015, please note a confirmation letter may not be available until late 2014.

We look forward to seeing you!


  • I would like to add the 4-D experience to the Aquarium Only Group Pass for $2.50 a person:
  • Do you need a lunch space? (Reservations based on availability)

Group Options and Details

Tour Operators save up to 34% on exhibit fees!

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

Chaperones must exceed the 1:5 ratio to receive the group rate.

Total Experience Group Pass with Aquatic Show

Total Experience Group Pass with Aquatic Show - Adults $23, Student $17 (34% savings)

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.

Shedd Group Pass Plus (Available for 2015 group visits)

Shedd Group Pass Plus with Aquatic Show - Adults $21, Student $15 (37% savings)

Access to Abbott Oceanarium, Aquatic Show, Wild Reef, aquarium galleries, special exhibit. 4-D Experience and 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 Without Aquatic Show

Shedd Group Pass Without Aquatic Show - Adult $18, Student $13 (30% savings)

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

Aquarium Galleries Only Group Pass

Aquarium Galleries ONLY - Adult $6, Student $5 (30% savings)

Access to ONLY the aquarium galleries. Does NOT include Abbott Oceanarium, Wild Reef, special exhibit, Aquatic Show, 4-D Experience or Stingray Touch.

Group Lunches

Brown bag lunch room reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For box lunch reservations please email Michelle, or call 312-692-3273.

Additional Information

Requested dates and times are subject to availability. You will receive a confirmation letter within 10 days of when your reservation is booked. If you have questions regarding an existing reservation, please send us an e-mail and be sure to include your confirmation number.