Upcoming Shedd Events

Jazzin' at the Shedd

Man playing the guitar at Jazzin'Every Wednesday evening, Jun. 20 through Oct. 10
5 to 9 p.m.
Price: $25
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 to savor the summer! Learn more and purchase tickets >

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Kayak for Conservation

A woman kayakingJuly 12 through Oct. 27
Thursdays, 2 to 4 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m. 
Price: Free ($23 refundable deposit required)
In our Kayak for Conservation program, we invite you to hop in a kayak, paddle along the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River and visit Shedd’s River Island, a new, uniquely designed floating habitat. Along the way, you will learn about the Chicago River ecosystem, discover the native flora and fauna above and below the water’s surface and learn how this habitat is benefiting native wildlife! Learn more and reserve a spot >

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Washed Ashore - closes Sept. 23

Stella the Seahorse
A 1,000-pound penguin? A 14-foot trigger fish? See those and more at Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, a limited-time special exhibition featuring 19 larger-than-life sculptures of aquatic animals, created entirely from plastic beach trash. Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea closes Sept. 23—click here to learn more >

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Shedd After Hours

Chicago skylineSelect weekdays during Sept. and Oct.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Onsite ticket sales end at 5:15 p.m.

Price: $25 (free for Illinois residents)
Shedd After Hours is a time for adults to relax, socialize, enjoy music and take in spectacular skyline views on the lakeside terraces. Starting this fall, Shedd expands its evening offerings to three themed nights a week. Check out all of them: Caribbean flavors and flair, live Latin rhythms and house music. Learn more and purchase tickets >

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Calm Waters: Extended Hours for Guests with Disabilities

A couple with their son at a touch poolTuesday, Oct. 16
Wednesday, Nov. 14

4:30 to 7 p.m.
Price: $10 (free for members)
Calm Waters is an exclusive event for guests with disabilities to explore Shedd Aquarium’s exhibits and experiences in a comfortable and accepting environment. Modifications for this event will include limited capacity and streamlined entry with advanced registration. Learn more and purchase tickets >

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Asleep with the Fishes

Mother and daughter sleeping overnight at SheddFriday, Oct. 26
Friday, Nov. 9
Friday, Dec. 7

6 p.m. 
Price: From $50 to $125 ($30 to $110 for members)
At our Asleep with the Fishes overnights, your family or group will see the aquarium like never before—at night! All overnights include animal and science activities, an aquatic presentation, animal encounters, aquatic crafts, a scavenger hunt and a Caribbean Reef feeding dive. You’ll also be free to explore any of the open exhibit spaces throughout the evening. Learn more and purchase tickets>

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Great Lakes Action Days

Great Lakes Action DaysVarious dates and locations
Get your hands dirty cleaning beaches, removing invasive plants and collecting important data through citizen science projects. Events are held year-round at natural areas along our local Lake Michigan shore and throughout the Chicago metro area. See all upcoming GLAD dates>

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Holiday Breakfast at Shedd

Girl with SantaSunday, Dec. 2
Sunday, Dec. 9
Saturday, Dec. 15
Sunday, Dec. 16
Saturday, Dec. 22
Sunday, Dec. 23

It's the most wonderful time of the year... Shedd's holiday breakfast! Join us for breakfast and hot chocolate, a 4-D Experience and amore surprises. Ticket sales will be live soon, be sure to sign up for our eNews to keep up to date with upcoming announcements! Sign up for Shedd eNews>

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