Jazzin' Science Pub

Jazzin’ at the Shedd hits a high note with a new opportunity, the Jazzin’ science pub. On select dates, meet a Shedd researcher and learn about his or her work in an informal setting where you can relax, enjoy a beverage and ask questions. Our next science pub is Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5.

July 23: Dr. Solomon David

Solomon with Gar 

“Dinosaur Fishes in the Modern Era”

Ancient fishes that swam during dinosaur times are still among us (including in Shedd’s Great Lakes and Rivers galleries). Some of them are monstrous, most of them are misunderstood. How have they survived, and what can they teach us about conservation, restoration and even the human genome?

August 20: Dr. Bill Van Bonn

September 3: Expert TBA

Be sure to check out our past science pub topics as well!

June 18: Dr. Chuck Knapp

Dr. Knapp has spent nearly 20 years studying endangered iguanas in the “other” Bahamas—remote, rugged islands reached by Shedd’s research vessel. Learn about the discoveries and accomplishments coming out of this project, which also involves citizen scientists, college students and conservationists in the Bahamas.