Open 9 am - 6 pm
Museum Campus parking will be severely limited for the morning and early afternoon. Taking public transportation or parking off campus is highly recommended and may be required.
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 guest crouches next to a round habitat to take a photo of the giant clams inside.

What better location to experience house music than overlooking the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan? Vibe while DJs spin the beats. Catch your breath as you meet animals from the world’s oceans, rivers, lakes and reefs. And take in eye-popping architecture fit for King Neptune.

DJ Lineup:

September 27: Farley Jackmaster Funk
Farley Williams was a young African American from Chicago’s South Side when he became known as Farley “Funkin” Keith, one of the original members of the Hot Mix 5. But he would later be known around the world as Farley Jackmaster Funk, “The King of House Music.” One of the creators of the genre, he catapulted house music into a global phenomenon that started more than 35 years ago in Chicago. From his legendary pioneer status to making strategic moves for the future of house music, he is still blazing trails leading and increasing house music’s sustainability for generations to come.

Dates and time

September 12 and 27
6-10 p.m.


$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. 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.


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