Shedd Aquarium, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to sparking compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.
There are so many ways to show your support: through individual gifts, corporate gifts, membership, the Aquarium Council premier donor society and our Auxiliary Board. More fundraising opportunities range our formal gala. the adopt-an-animal program, our Amazon Wish List and Amazon Smile. Even going on a travel adventure with Shedd to wonderful wild places supports our work.
Another way to donate to Shedd is through the gift of time. Our volunteer force provides invaluable assistance from sharing information with guests to cleaning the animals’ habitats. One-day volunteer opportunities through our Great Lakes Action Days further Shedd’s conservation mission in the aquarium’s, and Chicago’s, back yard.
Explore the different ways you can support Shedd and be a part of all that we do! Contact our donor services for more information.
Think you have what it takes to be part of the animal care team? Take our Shedd care quiz to find out!
Explore coral reefs and flooded rainforests—without getting wet! Explore all of Shedd's amazing exhibits.
You don’t have to be a marine biologist or a fish expert to volunteer. Learn more about our opportunities and benefits.
Support the animals that call Shedd home by purchasing an item from our Wish List.
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