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Shedd Aquarium member benefits include free daily admission to the aquarium and other exclusive perks. Your membership also supports rescue and recovery efforts from Alaska to South Africa.

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Your donation helps animals, at Shedd and around the globe. Give today to fund daily care for animals like rescued sea lion Cruz or support conservation research in the Caribbean.

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Fundraising Events

A long table is set up in Shedd's historic galleries, surrounded by animal habitats and covered in delicate glassware and warm glowing white candles. A curtain of shimmering lights divides the table lengthwise.


Hosted by the Board of Trustees, this annual fundraiser sees the aquarium transformed for an elegant evening of dining, giving—and surprises!

Check back next year for more information.

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Immersion is an annual event meant to connect you with leading conservationists taking action for aquatic life. Join us annually for a conversation that highlights actionable ways you can protect the precious biodiversity of our blue planet.

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