Especially for members

Your Shedd membership gives you free and unlimited entry to all the aquarium’s exhibits—and so much more! Events, discounts and special offers are all part of your Shedd members benefits. 

2013-2014 Members Guide

We're excited to share a number of the innovative projects underway at Shedd Aquarium! Read about what we're accomplishing with your support behind-the-scenes of Shedd, on the lakeshore, and even hip-deep in a South American river. Thank you for partnering with us!

Special Offers

Ghirardelli Discount—Show your membership card at the register to receive a 10% discount at the Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop at the Michigan Avenue location, and 15% off at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet at the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets.

Water Tower Place Discounts—Show your Shedd membership card at the concierge desk in the Michigan Avenue Lobby at Water Tower Place and you'll receive a free Premier Perks package. The package features special offers at more than 50 Water Tower Place stores, including Macy's and American Girl Place, and includes a signature gift with purchase. Find out more about Water Tower Place online.

Members-only Perk

Advance Aquatic Show Tickets
In response to your valuable feedback, we’ve added an advance ticket purchase option for the aquatic show current Shedd Aquarium members. For just $2.30 a ticket, you can book the aquatic show exclusively for members. Tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours before your Shedd visit.

Please note:
• Advance tickets can only be purchased online. Use promotional code ADVMEM when reserving your tickets.
• Transactions are nonrefundable and nontransferable, and are only valid for the show date and time selected at the time of purchase. This is due to the limited number of tickets available for each show.
• Members who do not wish to purchase advance tickets will still receive free aquatic show tickets, based on availability.
• Members should still check in at the membership desk to receive admission wristbands.
• Advance aquatic show tickets must be printed out to guarantee entry to the selected show.

Reserve your tickets today.

New! Adopt-an-Animal program

Contribute to Shedd's mission in a new way by symbolically adopting a penguin, Pacific white-sided dolphin or beluga whale.

Members FAQ Page

Have questions about your membership? Check out our FAQ page for Members!

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