Surge Forward

Surge: A wave of change, protecting our planet together, season after season

Fishes school. Bees swarm. Penguins live in colonies. Sharks have their shivers. Frogs form an army. Now, we need you: our Surge of supporters.​
We need your energy, your passion and your ideas to drive Shedd's new community! Sign petitions to protect wild spaces with us, learn how to take climate action in your kitchen and from your living room, and help us advocate for our local community. 
Take a step toward being part of the solution!

Love animals and nature? Ready to do better by our blue planet?

Shedd Aquarium and the Auxiliary Board are working towards building a healthy and equitable future for all. This year, we are thrilled to help Shedd launch Surge, a new community dedicated to living an animal- and planet-friendly lifestyle! You can learn more about Surge here.

The Auxiliary Board is thrilled to have already raised over $300,000 for Surge, and we hope this wave of change will continue to swell with your support. Please consider making a gift to further Shedd's conservation initiatives, such as protecting local habitats and species, shaping policy on urgent climate issues, and advocating for clean water in our communities and oceans.

Thank you for your support of this campaign and our aquatic world!