I’ve always loved aquariums, and by joining the Shedd Aquarium Auxiliary Board, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work alongside a passionate group of employees, volunteers and fellow Aux Board members in supporting Shedd’s mission of education, conservation and sustainability.

The Aux Board is a fun group to be a part of because it consists of 75 young professionals that each brings a different perspective to Shedd. Despite our diverse backgrounds, we all share the same passion for aquatic life and enjoy supporting Chicago’s leading visitor attraction. It’s important to me to help Shedd so that it can continue to educate children and inspire the research community for many years to come.

Part of that is attending the Aux Board’s summer fun and fundraising event, BLU. This is an exciting year for BLU. For the first time, we’ll be treating BLU guests to an aquatic show in the Abbott Oceanarium. This special presentation showcases Shedd’s dolphins, beluga whales and some surprise visitors! Then BLU guests will experience a total immersion in the Festa Brazil theme, which highlights Shedd’s recently renovated Amazon Rising exhibit. Of course, BLU will also feature live music for dancing on the lakeside terrace, with the Chicago skyline and fireworks in the background. What more could you want!

BLU will be unforgettable as Shedd and the Aux Board go all out to make it the best summer event in Chicago! Don't forget to get your tickets today.