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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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Dr. Andy Kough dives to find large, football-sized conch shells on the ocean floor in the Bahamas.

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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 turtle Nickel or support conservation research in the Caribbean.

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Fundraising Events

The Caribbean Reef rotunda can be converted into a dining area for events, full of round tables with beautiful centerpieces.


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.

The North Terrace, with its commanding view of the Chicago skyline, can be converted into a dance floor in the warmer months.


Hosted by the Auxiliary Board, this party with a purpose welcomes young professionals for an evening of fun, food and dancing to support Shedd.

Check back next year for more information.

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