Shedd Aquarium

Become a Member

Membership Benefits

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 year-round

  • Enjoy what is new and next as a member! While daily admission tickets are free for members, advance reservations are highly recommended due to the high demand for tickets
  • Unlock exclusive benefits during each visit with a digital membership card, located in your account

Additional Benefits Include

Discounts at the aquarium and online

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

Special member pricing

Member-exclusive moments and insider access

  • Member Oceanarium Sundays: Enjoy special opportunities to connect with animals and the Shedd experts who care for them on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Abbott Oceanarium
  • Invitations to special events to deepen your connection to Shedd, including to our SheddTalks virtual chats
  • Opportunities to sign up first for program launches, events and more
  • Automatic enrollment into bi-weekly member eNews updates on new animal arrivals, event launches and more

Reciprocal benefits

  • $ 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.

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