Daytime Private Event Space

Mix business with nature by hosting your next meeting, breakfast, luncheon, or cocktail reception at Shedd Aquarium. From October through March, we can host a daytime meeting up to 100 people in Soundings, a semi-private space with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Lake Michigan and the city skyline.

To request more information about an event, please contact us at 312-692-3275 or via email at event@sheddaquarium.org.

Soundings

Soundings is a semi-private event space located on the mezzanine level of the Abbott Oceanarium. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, Monroe Harbor and the city skyline. The most versatile of all our daytime event spaces, Soundings can be configured for a casual breakfast, formal luncheon, or unique cocktail hour.

Soundings usage includes full access to Shedd including the main aquarium galleries, Wild Reef (sharks), the Underwater Beauty special exhibit, the Abbott Oceanarium (dolphins and belugas) and Polar Play Zone (penguins and underwater viewing).

Presentation capacity: 100
Seated capacity: 100
Reception capacity: 100

Food and beverage minimums vary based on season and availability.

Soundings Boardroom

Soundings Boardroom is a private space with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of Lake Michigan as far as the eye can see.

Boardroom usage includes full access to Shedd including the main aquarium galleries, Wild Reef (sharks), the Underwater Beauty special exhibit, the Abbott Oceanarium (dolphins and belugas) and Polar Play Zone (penguins and underwater viewing).

Seated capacity: 16

Food and beverage minumums vary based on season and availability.

Culinary & Beverage Selections

Our culinary and events team will assist you with your food and beverage needs.

Equipment & Services

Complement your event with these equipment and services.

Contact Us

Request more information about planning an event.

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL60605

Phone 312-692-3275
Fax 312-939-3793
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