“When are the Adults-Only Events at the Shedd Aquarium in August and September?” by S.M. O’Connor

The next adults-only events at the John G. Shedd Aquarium, Shedd After Dark: House Party, will be Thursday, August 22, 2019; Thursday, September 12, 2019; and Thursday, September 27, 2019.  [These events are not to be confused with the Jazzin’ at the Shedd concerts.]  This is an opportunity for adults (twenty-one-years-of-age-and-over) to take in spectacular views of the Chicago skyline, meet beluga whales, bluegills, sturgeons, and stingrays.  Bands and D.J.s provide music.  Food and cocktails will be available to purchase.

These events last from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Tickets are $24.95 ($19.95 for Chicago residents).  Click here to purchase tickets.  Tickets covers exhibits, touch experiences, and entertainment.  The 4-D theater, food, and beverages are available for purchase.  A photo identification card will be required to enter.  For groups of fifteen or more people, e-mail groupreservations@sheddaquarium.org.

oceanarium exterior with chicago skylineFigure 1 Credit: Brenna Hernandez, Shedd Aquarium Caption: This is a view of the Shedd Aquarium’s Oceanarium with the Chicago skyline in the background, as seen on May 26, 2016.


The Shedd Aquarium is located on the Museum Campus at the northern end of the Chicago Park District’s Burnham Park, due east of Grant Park.  The address is 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605.  The phone number is (312) 939-2438.  The Website is https://www.sheddaquarium.org.

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