Open 9 am - 9 pm (Late Close)
Night Dives: Illinois Resident Free Evenings are SOLD OUT today, Tuesday, July 16.

Due to major events happening on Museum Campus on June 31, parking will be very limited and available on a first come, first served basis. We strongly recommend guests use public transit or others mean to arrive for Jazzin' at the Shedd.

For more information on parking and directions, please visit our Directions and Parking webpage.

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

Our Building is Evolving!

Please note that during the August Jazzin’ at the Shedd dates, the North Terrace will be closed as our Experience Evolution continues. All music performances will be indoors during this period. Guests will have access to the Lakeside Terrace.

Jazzin' at the Shedd FAQ


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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 5


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.