On 52 days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free general admission or discounted upgraded admission to the aquarium, when they purchase on-site.
Purchase discount tickets online
Online Discount Day tickets must be purchased at least one day in advance.
Upcoming Illinois Resident Discount Days:
June 5, 6, 12, 13
August 28, 29
September 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
During Discount Days, Illinois residents can upgrade to a Total Experience Pass for just $15!
Total Experience Pass:
Adult $39.95 $15, Child $30.95 $15
The best value to see everything Shedd has to offer! The Total Experience Pass includes access to all of our exhibits and shows, including the aquatic presentation, Stingray Touch,*Amphibians special exhibit and a 4-D Experience.
This option is also available on your Illinois Resident Discount Days visit:
Adult: $8.00 Free!, Child: $6.00 Free!
Available for on-site purchase only
Shedd’s general admission package includes the Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef and Amazon Rising exhibits but does not include the Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians special exhibit, aquatic presentation, 4-D Experience or Stingray Touch. Want to see these popular offerings? Upgrade to a Shedd Pass or Total Experience Pass!
*Stingray Touch is open May through October. Discount Days are not combinable with any other offer.
Illinois Resident Discount Days are sponsored by