Open 9 am - 5 pm
A bright pink background with the "Shedd After Hours" logo in white.
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.

Artist Bio

Get ready for the ultimate ’80s experience! The Jolly Ringwalds get crowds dancing and singing along to favorite tunes of the decade, while also reintroducing guests to some forgotten songs. The Jolly Ringwalds band members include founder Liz Berg, Bree Gordon, Bill Fornari, Chris Bernhardt and Greg Campbell. With multiple singers, the band provides a fun, interactive experience for all age groups and boasts some of Chicago's most in-demand performers.

Date and time

October 17
6-10 p.m.
Online ticket sales only


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

Discounted daytime rates do not apply to evening events.



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. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us. We look forward to assisting you.


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