Aquarium Council members are a group of committed supporters, animal enthusiasts and nature lovers who support Shedd's mission to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world. They believe wildlife and wild places are worth protecting. Their annual generosity catalyzes transformative change for the evolving world around us and on behalf of our great blue planet.
Aquarium Council Membership Benefits
Your annual membership unlocks VIP access to Shedd, allowing you to look nature in the eye while helping communities here, there and everywhere to be transformed by Shedd's mission and vision.
- Free and unlimited entry to all aquarium exhibits
- VIP parking assistance
- Concierge-like visit coordination and ticket setup, including VIP reserved aquatic presentation tickets, 4-D Experience tickets and access to all exhibits
- Invitation to exclusive events throughout the year, including education events with Shedd experts and leading external experts
- Family-friendly perks, including early access to learning programs
- Early access to the Shedd Adventures travel program
Aquarium Council Membership Perks by Level
One personalized, private tour of Shedd per year
One special behind-the-scenes tour per year
One special up-close interaction with an animal per year
One lunch and special tour with a Shedd expert per year