Mini-Pass (with Corporate Family Days)

Year-round employee benefits
Employees are entitled to free Mini-Pass admission to the aquarium, including the Waters of the World galleries, Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising and Wild Reef. Employees have the option to upgrade to the following experiences at check-in:

  • Shedd Pass — $12.95 (includes Abbott Oceanarium and Polar Play Zone)
  • 4-D Experience — $3
  • Stingray Touch — $3
  • Aquatic presentation — $3 (only available with Shedd Pass upgrade)
  • Amphibians - $3 (only available with Shedd Pass upgrade)

Employees receive expedited entry at the will-call line during non-Corporate Family Days months. Admission benefit is good for the employee only and does not include family members or guests. Additional tickets may be purchased at the will-call counter.

Not applicable online: Employee admission benefits are not applicable online. Employees must redeem their admission benefits in-person only, at the time of check-in.

Jazzin' at the Shedd
Employees receive complimentary Mini-Pass admission to the weekly summer concert series, Jazzin’ at the Shedd, through Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  Mini-Pass admission to Jazzin' includes:

  • Wild Reef (open until 9 p.m., last entry 8:45 p.m.)
  • Aquarium galleries (open until 10 p.m.)
  • Outdoor terraces (open until 10 p.m.)
  • Amphibians special exhibit is an additional fee of $3 (can be added onsite, last entry 7:45 p.m.)
  • Stingray Touch is an additional fee of $3 (can be added onsite, last entry 7:45 p.m.)
  • Does not include access to the Abbott Oceanarium or Polar Play Zone

Corporate Family Days
Throughout February, October and November, employees may bring up to three additional guests for free Mini-Pass admission. Employees and their guests must use the main ticket line to redeem their admission benefit. Read our Corporate Family Days FAQ.

Special Pricing on Memberships
Employees are eligible for special corporate pricing on Shedd membership purchases:

  • Supporter: $60 (originally $75)
    ○ Access for one member
    ○ One membership card (must be older than 17)
    ○ Cardholder must be present on the day of visit to receive access to member benefits
    ○ Supporters can purchase guest tickets for $8 off at the membership desk
  •  Partner: $120 (originally $150)
    ○ Access for two people (one cardholder must be one of the two guests)
    ○ One or two membership cards (must be older than 17)
  • Family $156 (originally $195)
    ○ Access for two adults and any number of children in the household (age 18 and under)
    ○ Two membership cards (cardholders must be older than 17 and in the same household)
    ○ Cardholder must be present on the day of visit to receive access to member benefits

Visit information
Employees must present proof of employment to receive benefits. Please bring one of the following on the day of your visit:

  • A valid employee photo ID
  • A business card with your name and a valid photo ID
  • A recent pay stub and a valid photo ID

Questions? Visit our Corporate Connections FAQ or call the Corporate Connections hotline at 312-692-3293.