Open 9 am - 5 pm
A close-up view from behind the hand of a musician as it supports the neck of an acoustic guitar. Out of focus in the background, guests can be seen dancing on the terrace to jazz music during Shedd's evening Jazzin' with the Shedd event.
A couple leans against the glass handrail ringing the Abbott Oceanarium, peering down into the blue waters of whale harbor.
Fireworks viewed off of Shedd's north terrace, bright blooms and trails of red, white and yellow sparkling lights.

Shoreline Cruise

Want 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!

Shoreline cruise details

  • Boats will leave from and drop off at the Museum Campus dock. Boats depart at 9 p.m., and there is no reentry to Shedd after the tour.
  • Cruises run approximately 45 minutes.
  • The last ticket sale will be at 8:15 p.m.
  • Shoreline boats are not wheelchair accessible.
  • Some boats will have cash bars available. Please ask the boat crew at boarding.
  • Cruises will continue to run in the rain and will only be canceled due to unsafe conditions, high wind, or extreme weather.


$24.95 ($19.95 for Chicago residents)
Free for members

Upcoming Dates

Check back next year for more Jazzin'!


5 to 10 p.m.

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'!

Accessibility needs

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. We look forward to assisting you.