Join us for Illinois Resident Discount Days!

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:

General admission:
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



Winter (Now - June 10)
Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer (June 10 - Aug 20)
All days: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Special Hours:
Thursday, May 4 - Early close at 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 17 - Early close at 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 - Early close at 3 p.m.

*Last ticket sales are 45 minutes before close.

2017 Aquatic Presentation schedule

Tips for a Great Visit

Planning a visit to Shedd? Read our tips for a great visit to make sure your experience goes swimmingly!

Extraordinary Experiences

Dive behind-the-scenes on a guided tour or a Wild Reef shark feeding session! Learn more about our Extraordinary Experiences.

Special offers

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