Open 9 am - 5 pm
The Shedd After Hours branding features a dark circle, with 'Shedd After Hours' typeset over it. A glowing effect has been applied to the letters to make them look luminous over the dark art. A rainbow line of simply illustrated fishes swims from the left to the right along the bottom half of the composition.
A sea otter munches on the letters of a Halloween-themed ice treat.

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.

Please note, face masks or costumes with weapons of any kind will not be allowed in the building and will be stopped upon entry.

Additional After Hours upgrade: Halloween Behind-the-Scenes tour

How do sharks catch their prey? How do animals hide in plain sight? Want to learn the real stories behind some of Shedd’s spookiest animals? In this 30-minute tour, which includes a pop behind the scenes in Wild Reef, you’ll learn about Shedd’s sharks and other top predators. We promise to transform these animals from awfully scary to scarily awesome!

Space is limited, so call today to reserve your spot: 312-939-2438
Price:
 $15 add-on to your After Hours ticket.

Date and Time

October 31
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]