Gift Certificates

Shedd Aquarium gift certificates make a great gift for the animal enthusiast in your life! They are available in any whole-dollar amount and allow you to include a custom message.

Gift certificates can be sent to you or, if you prefer, directly to the recipient via email. They are good toward Shedd admission, memberships, donations or an Extraordinary Experience.

Gift Certificates are not valid for group or field trip visits, the gift shop, food service locations or photos. Please see further restrictions below.



Suggested amounts*

Adult: Ages 12+, Child: ages 3-11

General Admission 
$40 adult | $30 child

General Admission (Chicago resident)
$20 adult | $15 child

Penguin Encounter + Admission
$95 adult | $80 children 

Behind-the-Scenes Tour + Admission
$60 adult | $50 children

View all Extraordinary Experiences

*$3 transaction fee required for online ticket purchases

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Gift Certificates can be redeemed online, over the phone, or onsite. They can be used for admission, memberships, donations or Extraordinary Experiences. Please review the restrictions associated with the applicable Extraordinary Experience carefully, as age and height requirements apply, and many programs require advance registration! Gift Certificates are not valid for group or field-trip visits, the gift shop, food service locations, or photos. 
Please note: the value of a Shedd Aquarium gift certificate expires six years after its date of purchase.