What Are Some Ways to Save on Admission to Shedd Aquarium?


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As of September 2015, patrons receive a $2 discount on admission by buying a Total Experience Pass on the Shedd Aquarium website. On Illinois Resident Discount Days, Illinois residents receive free general admission or discounts on Shedd Passes and Total Experience Passes. Chicago residents receive a $3 discount on admission every day. Guests who present a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch ATM, credit or debit card receive one free general admission on the first full weekend of each month.

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The Chicago City Pass entitles tourists to a 52 percent discount on VIP admission to Shedd Aquarium, plus four other top Chicago attractions.

A simple way for visitors to save on admission to Shedd Aquarium is to buy a ticket for only the exhibits one wishes to see. General admission, for example, is $8 for adults and $6 for children and provides access to the Caribbean Reef, Waters of the World and Amazon Rising. Similarly, the Shedd Pass, Shedd Pass Plus and Total Experience Pass each give visitors access to different combinations of attractions.

Visitors who become members of the Shedd Aquarium receive unlimited admission to all exhibits year-round, tickets to available daily aquatic shows and invitations to exclusive members events. Members also receive discounts on classes and programs, discounts in Shedd stores and restaurants and reciprocal benefits at aquariums and zoos around the U.S.

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