Open 9 am - 5 pm
Volunteers prep food in the marine mammals kitchen.
A Marine Mammals Husbandry volunteer hoses down the penguin habitat as Rockhopper penguins look on.
A rockhopper penguin stretches its narrow wings wide and cranes its head around to look at a photographer.

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