Open 9 am - 2 pm (Early Close)
Shedd Aquarium will be closing at 2:00 p.m. today for a private event.
Guests at Shedd's Jazzin' at the Shedd enjoy summer fireworks and music on Shedd's North Terrace.
A beluga whale peers interestedly at an underwater camera in Shedd's Abbott Oceanarium

Jazzin' at the Shedd FAQ


Adults start at $39.95 ($19.95 for Chicago residents)

Children (3-11) start at $29.95 ($14.95 for Chicago residents)

Members $14.95 (for all dates other than Members Jazzin')

Members Jazzin' (free for members) on June 14


Jazzin' takes place from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Timed tickets are available for 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. You are allowed to enter until 8 p.m. The aquarium closes at 10 p.m.

Traffic alerts

Throughout the year, special events can affect traffic and parking.

Check our traffic page so you can spend the most time at Jazzin'!


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.

Planning your visit

Review important information regarding timed entry on our Plan a Visit webpage.