Ticket Prices

Ticketmaster fees apply for tickets purchased online. Total Experience Passes may be purchased online and on-site for same-day visits at a premium rate. *Tickets purchased onsite at Shedd are $2 more.

Chicago CityPASS
Save 50% off Chicago’s 5 best attractions, plus skip lines. Chicago CityPASS includes immediate VIP entry to Shedd Aquarium, including Waters of the World, Amazon Rising, the Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Wild Reef, Jellies, and a special FX 4-D Experience (ticket value $37.50). Aquatic show can be added for $2 a person. Also, admission to The Field Museum, Skydeck Chicago, Adler Planetarium OR Art Institute of Chicago, and John Hancock Observatory OR Museum of Science and Industry. Valid 9-days. Purchase booklets or e-tickets online.
Adults $94
Children $79
 
 
Feeding Tour: Behind the Scenes in Wild Reef For dates May 11 and beyond, please call 312-692-2723 to reserve!
Experience mealtime with the sharks in Wild Reef during this new 50-minute guided look into how Shedd’s experts care for one of the aquarium’s most fascinating animal groups.

Ticket also includes express entry to all exhibits: Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, the Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone and the Jellies special exhibit. A ticket to Shedd's aquatic show is also included.

*Participants must be 10 years or older. Children ages 10 to 15 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Tours are offered on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Each tour is limited to 10 guests.
$89.95 a person

 
 
Behind-the-Scenes Tour
See Shedd from the perspective of our animal care staff as you explore the animal healthcare center and go behind the galleries during a 50-minute guided tour. Ticket also includes express entry to all exhibits: Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, the Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone and the Jellies special exhibit. A ticket to Shedd's aquatic show is also included.

*Participants must be 55 inches or taller.
Adults $51.95
Children $41.95 (Ages 10 and older)
 
 
Penguin Encounter
Includes 30-minute penguin encounter, a 4x6 photo with a penguin, all-access admission with express entry, tickets to the aquatic show and admission to the Jellies special exhibit. Children must be at least 4 years old, and children 4 to 11 must be accompanied by a paying guardian. For the well-being of the birds, one chaperone is required for each 4- to 6-year-old.

(Please note that if the ticket says "Not Available", that day is sold out.)

Penguin encounters are offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Each session is limited to 8 people.
Adults $68.95
Children $58.95
 
 
Total Experience Pass
Best one-day value! Experience everything that Shedd has to offer. Access to all our exhibits plus a ticket to the 4-D Experience and a ticket to Shedd's aquatic show. Explore Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, the Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone and Jellies special exhibit.

*Please note that prices are $49.95 for adults and $35.95 for children when purchasing online the same day as your visit.
Adults $34.95
Children $25.95
(ages 3-11)
 
 
Shedd Pass Plus
Explore Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, the Abbott Oceanarium and Polar Play Zone. Pass includes your choice of one of the following: Shedd's aquatic show, Jellies special exhibit, or a 15 minute 4-D movie experience.
Adults $35.95
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Children $26.95 (ages 3-11)
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Shedd Pass
Enjoy the freedom to experience the Abbott Oceanarium and Polar Play Zone, Wild Reef, Amazon Rising, Caribbean Reef and Waters of the World.

Chicago residents receive a discount, even when it's not an Illinois Resident Discount Day. Must present valid ID.

*This pass is an additional $2 when purchased on-site.

Adults *$28.95
Children *$19.95
(ages 3-11)
 
 
General Admission
Includes access to the Caribbean Reef, Waters of the World and Amazon Rising exhibits.

Does not include: Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Jellies special exhibit, aquatic show tickets or 4-D Experience tickets. Jellies and the aquatic show cannot be added to the General Admission ticket.

 

 

 

 

Adults $8
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Children $6 (ages 3-11)
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Membership
Become a member today and support Shedd while enjoying unlimited access to all of Shedd's exhibits and more
Personal $75
Family $195
 
 
Go Chicago Card Save up to 55% on Chicago’s top attractions. Choose from more than 26 attractions, museums and tours in Chicago for one low price. This pass is now available for instant delivery, and you can skip the line at Shedd (and many other attractions, too).

Add Shedd's aquatic show for $2 a person (available at Shedd box office only).
Adults $79.99
Children $59.99
 
 
Shedd VIP Tickets
With Shedd VIP tickets there is no need to ever wait in line to purchase your admission ticket. Your VIP ticket includes access to the general aquarium galleries, the Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Wild Reef and Jellies. VIP tickets are available for advance purchase at our select Chicago Hotel Partners, at the Shedd box office, or by calling 312-692-3373. VIP tickets have a suggested retail price of $34.00 for both adults and youths ages 3-11. As a VIP ticket holder, you can add the 4-D Experience to your visit at a discounted rate of $4.00 a person. Simply show your VIP ticket at the 4-D Experience box office to receive your discount.
 

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