Open 9 am - 6 pm
Museum Campus parking availability and cost will be impacted by a concert taking place at Soldier Field. Taking public transportation is highly recommended.

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Admission is free for members, but advance reservations are highly recommended for all guests due to the high demand for tickets. Reserving your ticket online in advance ensures a seamless entry experience at your selected time.

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Member Benefits

Support compassion, curiosity and conservation of the aquatic animal world and join us with a membership level that's right for you! Not only do you get free access to the aquarium year-round, your member benefits deepen your connection to the mission you make possible.

Discounts During Your Visit

  • 40% discount on 4-D Experiences
  • 10% discount at the Shedd Store
  • 10% discount at Shedd restaurants
  • 10% discount at our online store

Discounts on Programs and Events

Member-Exclusive moments

  • Member Oceanarium Sundays: Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m., members can enjoy exclusive animal chats in our Abbott Oceanarium to connect with animals and learn from the people at Shedd who care for them daily.
  • Invitations to special events to deepen your connection to Shedd, including SheddTalks virtual chats.
  • Opportunities to sign up first for program launches, events and more.
  • Automatic enrollment into bi-weekly member eNews updates.
A tiny cuttlefish "stands" on two tentacles, lifting up its tentacles on a pebbled substrate.
A weedy seadragon floating at Shedd Aquarium.

Become a Member

Support compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world and join us with a membership level that's right for you!

Join Today

For information about joining Shedd's Aquarium Council at the Aquarium ($1,500), Fellow ($2,500), Guardian ($5,000), and Conservator ($10,000) membership levels, please see our Aquarium Council page or call Member Services at 312-692-3284.


Your Support Makes a Difference

By purchasing a membership, you are fueling the important work we do to save species, conserve biodiversity and provide public education that empowers the next generation to join us in protecting our shared blue planet. This mission work includes but is not limited to:

  • Creating dynamic learning programs and resources for Chicagoland students.
  • Conducting research both in the Great Lakes region and all the way to the Caribbean and beyond.
  • Rescuing and rehabilitating animals in need across the globe by keeping our Animal Response Team ready to rescue at a moment’s notice.
  • Providing exceptional animal care daily to thousands of species, including several rescued and vulnerable species.
  • Providing equitable access to nature for all.

Membership FAQs

Membership FAQs


Contact Us

Our members are important to us, and we’re always here to help. You can call our Member Hotline at 312-692-3284 or email [email protected] with questions. Our hotline is staffed seven days a week!