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  • 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:

  • Trainer Lana sits in the water in Shedd's Oceanarium, a dolphin opening its mouth for her so that she can inspect its teeth.

    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