Become a Member
Log in to renew or upgrade your membership.
Membership contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law. To invite you closer to the mission you support, all members receive:
Free access to the aquarium
- Visit the aquarium year round. While tickets are free, advance timed ticket reservation is required for entry
- A digital membership card to unlock exclusive benefits during visits to the aquarium
Additional Benefits Include
Discounts at the aquarium and online
- 40% discount on 4-D Experiences
- 10% discount in Shedd gift shops
- 10% discount at Shedd restaurants
- 10% discount at our online store with code: TREEFROG
Special member pricing
- Extraordinary Experiences like Penguin Encounters
- Virtual animal encounters
- Learning programs like Camp Shedd: Summer Splash
- Nature programs like Kayak for Conservation
- Member Oceanarium Sundays: Enjoy exclusive animal chats on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Abbot Oceanarium
- Annual Member Open House: Join us for our members-only open house in the summer where you can go behind the scenes at Shedd
- Spark Sessions: Receive private invitations to special and dynamic onsite programming that changes throughout the year
- Member-only invitations to our SheddTalks virtual chats
- Opportunities to sign up first for program launches, events and more
- Bi-weekly eNews updates on new animal arrivals, event launches and more
- As a part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Reciprocity Program, members receive special benefits at several participating zoos and aquariums across North America
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$ 75 Supporter
Member benefits for one cardholder, including year-round free admission, and discounts on experiences, programs and events.
$ 125 Partner
Member benefits for two people. This level allows one or two cardholders 18 years or older, one of which must be present on the day of your visit to receive access.
$ 195 Family
Member benefits for two adults and all household children under 18 years old. This level allows two cardholders, one of which must be present on the day of your visit to receive access.
$ 250 Advocate
Member benefits for two adult cardholders, two adult guests and all household children under 18 years old. A cardholder must be present on the day of your visit to receive access.
$ 500 Sponsor
Access for two adult cardholders, three adult guests and all household children 18 and under. One cardholder must be present on the day of visit to receive access to member benefits.
$ 1,000 Ambassador
Member benefits for two adult cardholders, four adult guests and all household children under 18 years old. Ambassadors receive invitations to exclusive events. They provide critical support for the outstanding animal care Shedd provides, both at the aquarium and around the world.
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.
Special offers apply only to Supporter through Advocate level memberships. Discount applied in cart.