Open 9 am - 6 pm
The Shedd After Hours logo over a moody blue and purple background.
Under the purple-lighted canopy protecting Shedd's north terrace from the elements, a man spins a woman as they dance salsa to a stage of live musicians in the background. He is wearing nice but casual white shirt and brown dress slacks, and she is wearing a comfortable, breezy striped yellow and black dress with tasteful ruffles at the hem.

Shedd After Hours is a time for adults 21+ to relax, take in spectacular skyline views, and meet beluga whales and bluegills, stingrays and sturgeons. Events feature a variety of special programming, from salsa dancing 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.

Date and time

November 14
6-10 p.m.
Online ticket sales only

Price

$24.95 ($19.95 for Chicago residents)
$14.95 for Shedd members

Discounted daytime rates do not apply to evening events.

Age

21+

Photo ID required for entry.

Includes

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.

Accessibility

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.

Groups

For groups of 15 or more, contact [email protected].