Shedd After Hours is currently paused. Stay tuned for future dates.
Shedd After Hours is a time for adults 21+ to relax, take in spectacular skyline views and meet unbelievable aquatic animals from blue sea stars to beluga whales. Events feature a variety of special programming, from sought-after DJs or bands to animal encounters and science stories. Grab your tickets for a grown-up getaway to Shedd Aquarium, with delicious eats and dynamite cocktails available for purchase.
Admission includes all permanent and special exhibits, touch experiences and entertainment. Food, beverages and 4-D Experiences are available for purchase.
A photo ID is required for entry.
21+Photo ID required for entry.
All permanent and special exhibits, touch experiences*, and entertainment.
Some exhibits close early. Refer to event signage for more information.
*Stingray Touch is open late-May to early-Sept.
At Shedd Aquarium, we believe there should be no boundaries to your experience. Please note, this event is standing room only. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us. We look forward to assisting you.