Open 9 am - 5 pm
  • Munchin sticks her head above the water in the Abbott Oceanarium.
  • Staff member Kurt Heizmann works with SANCCOB Seabird Centre experts in Cape Town, Africa, caring for fluffy Magellanic penguin chicks.
  • A young guest stretches out his arms to compare their length to that of a Leopard Shark in Shedd's Kelp Forest exhibit. The shark is a little longer than his arms fully stretched out.
  • Dr. Andy Kough dives to find large, football-sized conch shells on the ocean floor in the Bahamas.

Ways to Give

Donate by phone

Please call 312-692-3284. The hotline operates seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donate by mail

Please print and fill out this PDF form and mail it, along with your donation, to
Shedd Aquarium Society
29017 Network Pl
Chicago, IL 60673-1290

Donate online

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Why Your Support Matters

Shedd Aquarium’s Annual Fund supports the aquarium's daily operations and serves as an endorsement of our work and mission. Your gift funds mission-fulfilling work such as:

  • Dr. Caryn performs a routine physical exam of a tortoise in Shedd's Animal Hospital.

    Care

    Every animal at Shedd receives exceptional care, including plenty of play, nutritious meals and regular exams in our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital and lab

  • A teen in teen lab looks through a microscope at a slide from the Microbiome Project.

    Learning

    Elevated access and hands-on encounters spark curiosity for 2 million guests a year, enlisting new partners to work toward a world thriving with aquatic life

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

    Conservation

    From field research to beach clean-ups, we partners with nature lovers around the globe to protect animals and ecosystems