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Evening Music Offerings at Shedd Aquarium Continue into September with Shedd After Hours: House Party

Highlights Include Unbeatable City and Lake Views, Incredible Local DJs and Compassionate Animal Encounters

August 03, 2022

Pacific sea nettles pulse hypnotically through their habitat, their long trailing tentacles brushing against one another.

WHAT: Shedd Aquarium will continue to present evening music offerings after the 2022 run of Jazzin’ at the Shedd comes to its end on August 31, with Shedd After Hours: House Party, an adult-focused 21+ experience.

Shedd After Hours: House Party is a house music experience featuring a talented lineup of DJs, including DJ Wayne Williams, Dee Jay Alicia and T. Mixwell. The aquarium has teamed up with these local DJs to continue to offer music surrounded by aquatic life and incredible city skyline views for three Thursdays in September. Alongside enjoying the music, entertainment and aquarium exhibits, guests can enjoy food and beverages available for purchase throughout the evening.

Guests will be able to explore the galleries and meet the animals, including beluga whales, stingrays, otters, and many other aquatic creatures, with most exhibits remaining open into the evening.

WHEN: Thursdays, September 8, 15 and 22 from 6 – 10 p.m.

WHERE: 1200 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive Chicago, Ill. 60605

TICKETS: Adult: $39.95 ($19.95 for Chicago residents); Members: $14.95 for Shedd members

Guests are required to purchase tickets ahead of time for Shedd After Hours: House Party. This event is 21+, and a photo ID is required upon entrance. Learn more about what to expect and how to plan for an evening at House Party by visiting:

VISUALS: Visuals of previous House Party evenings can be viewed and downloaded here:

Credit: ©Shedd Aquarium