The Shedd Aquarium is spectacular in its own right. The aquarium boats 32,000 animals (and technically nearly a million if you count every coral polyp!) ranging from wise turtles to playful otters, plus frogs, iguanas, and penguins. The aquarium is a remarkable resource offering the opportunity to explore oceans, rivers, and reefs right here in the middle of Chicago. How could your aquarium experience get better you ask? How about adding jazz, cocktails, fireworks, and the magnificent Lake Michigan! That's right, starting at 5 every Wednesday up through September 15th join the aquarium for their Jazzin' At The Shedd!
Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door or online ($20 compared to $18) and included with your ticket is a host of amenities. These include The Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians Special Exhibit, plus Wild Reef, Aquarium Galleries, and Outdoor Terraces. You can also add The Stingray Touch for an additional $3. Plus the aquarium offers special rates for groups of 15 or more so round up your family plus your friends!
Want a front row seat for the fireworks over Lake Michigan? Shedd has partnered with Shoreline Sightseeing to offer an evening fireworks cruise. Each ticket bought (for guests 21 and older) includes admission to Jazzin' At The Shedd, plus some boats will offer a cash bar (ask a crew member before boarding). Cruise ships leave from Museum Campus dock at 9 p.m. and drop off back at the Shedd and run rain or shine.