Jazzin’ Private & Semi-Private Events

Every Wednesday evening during the summer, enjoy live jazz, cool drinks and a relaxed visit with 32,000 animals. Take in the Chicago skyline while listening to some of our area's top jazz musicians. It's the perfect way for your group to savor the summer!

Looking for something extra special? Try one of our private and semi-private event packages for Jazzin’ 2017:

Soundings by Jazzin’

6 to 10 p.m.

For groups of 60+ guests, Soundings by Jazzin’ is a private indoor event space located off of our North Terrace, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, and the city skyline. More information can be found here.

Package includes a private 3½-hour open bar, 2-hour buffet, private jazz duo, private event space and full access to Jazzin’ at the Shedd.

Pricing begins at $8,000.

Jazzin’ Reserved Table Package

For groups of 5-50 guests, the Jazzin' Reserved Table package provides true Jazzin’ entertainment near the jazz band in Bubble Net! Bubble Net is an indoor area located off our Lakeside Terrace, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, and the city skyline.

Packaging includes a 4-hour open bar wristband, food voucher good for one entrée and side, reserved table by the Bubble Net Jazz Band, a take-home Shedd sugar cookie, and full access to the Aquarium.

Pricing: $85 per person.     

Members Pricing: $71 per person

Amphibians “Hoppy Hour” Package

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

For groups anywhere from 5 to 100 guests, the Amphibians "Hoppy Hour" package is the ultimate happy hour! Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while surrounded by over 40 different species of salamanders, frogs, toads, and caecilians.

Packaging includes a one-hour open bar, light passed appetizers, exclusive access to the Amphibians special exhibit from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and full access to the Aquarium.

Pricing: $60 per person.  

Members Pricing: $46 per person

After the "Hoppy Hour" ends at 6:30 p.m., guests are welcome to Jazzin’ and to explore the rest of the Aquarium at their leisure! Jazzin’ concludes at 10 p.m.

If you’d like a proposal or further information, please contact Michelle Daciolas at mdaciolas@sheddaquarium.org or 312-692-2779.

Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

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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