Open 9 am - 5 pm
A volunteer at the environmental quality lab works on a water sample.
Vials of water are lined up for testing at Shedd's environmental quality lab.
A dolphin looks on as a water sample is taken from the habitat for Shedd's Microbiome Project.

What are the benefits of being a Shedd volunteer?

  • Admission to the aquarium and other cultural institutions
  • The chance to see how Shedd works behind the scenes
  • Gift shop and café discounts and discounted parking while volunteering
  • Helping to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world
  • Meeting a diverse group of staff members, volunteers and guests who share a passion for aquatic life