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Celebrate The Great Penguin Party at Shedd Aquarium

April 07, 2022

An illustration of a rockhopper's face stares out over the words, 'The Great Penguin Party' written in an art deco typeface.

WHAT: On Friday, May 13, Shedd Aquarium will host a new after-hours celebration, The Great Penguin Party, where nearly a thousand animal enthusiasts will come together to waddle, dance and swing with the penguins. Throughout the event, partygoers can come face-to-face with penguins and other aquatic life, experience an Animal Spotlight in the Oceanarium and enjoy the Alan Gresik Swing Orchestra of the Green Mill!

While the penguins will be in their “tuxes” as always, guests are encouraged to dress how they like! Nosh on light bites, sip on an open bar of beer and wine and enjoy exclusive entertainment during this adults-only, after-hours event at the aquarium. Tickets for this party with a purpose helps support Shedd’s mission to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.

WHEN: Friday, May 13 from 6:30 – 11 p.m.

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

PRICE: Regular Admission: $100

Includes hors d'oeuvres and an open bar with beer and wine selections (cash bar for cocktails), access to Shedd's exhibits and entertainment throughout the evening.

VIP Admission: $175

Perks include VIP lounge with exclusive bar access and a signature cocktail included in the open bar package.

TICKETS: Tickets are available on Shedd’s website:
Must be 21 years old to attend

Credit: Shedd Aquarium