Jazzin' at the Shedd

Live jazz lives at Shedd every Wednesday night this summer! Jazzin’ at the Shedd is back with a festival-worthy lineup of three of Chicago’s top jazz ensembles each week. As the sun goes down and the music heats up, relax with a drink on our breezy terrace.

Jazzin’ is also a great time to discover the unbelievable that lives here! Say hi to a sea otter, whose furry cuteness is fueled by a daily seafood diet that equals 25 percent of her weight! Wonder how the already Technicolor mantis shrimp would look if you could also see ultraviolet light, like it can. And touch the stars—sea stars, that is, whose five-part body plan is unique among all other groups in the animal kingdom. It’s all at Shedd Aquarium, where great music, the city skyline, fireworks and animals you have to see to believe come together.

Purchase tickets to Jazzin' (select your date and choose Jazzin' when prompted)

$19.95 Chicago residents
$24.95 Nonresidents
Free for members
5 to 10 p.m.

Become a member today and receive free admission to the full Jazzin' season!

2019 Jazzin' dates

June 11 - Members-only Jazzin'
June 12 - Free for IL Residents*
June 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

* Free IL Resident Jazzin' tickets for June 12 must be reserved here.

Jazzin Sax Player See this year’s lineup of bands.

Science pubJoin a Jazzin' science pub where you can enjoy a beverage and learn about amazing research at Shedd.

Shoreline CruisesWant even more Jazzin' fun? Enjoy an evening cruise and get a front-row view of the Navy Pier fireworks display. Join us for a Shoreline Cruise!

 For groups of 15 ore more, please call 312-692-3333 for assistance.

Exclusive private event packages are available during Jazzin’. Please contact our private events team for special packages.

At Shedd Aquarium, we believe there should be no boundaries to your experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us here. We look forward to assisting you.

Traffic Alerts

Throughout the year, special events can affect traffic and parking. Please check here to plan around traffic so you can spend the most time at Jazzin'!

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