A not-for-profit organization, Shedd Aquarium relies on your support to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world. From a child’s first encounter with a beluga to an Animal Response Team springing into action to rescue abandoned animals, we can only act with your help. See how we can work together to nurture a world thriving with aquatic life, sustained by people who love, understand and protect it.
Need assistance? You can call our members hotline at 312-692-3284, seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Explore the Benefits of Membership
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.
Make a Gift Today
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.
More Ways to Give
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.
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.