Go on a unique adventure at the Shedd Aquarium

Go on a unique adventure at the Shedd Aquarium
By: Beth Ireland Last Updated: October 3, 2019

The beautiful Shedd Aquarium is just a quick train ride away and is home to countless events for the whole family. It’s a wonderful resource for all ages to learn more about the watery world we live in, but did you also know that they host monthly events outside of regular business hours? From adult-centered after-hour events to family overnights, there’s something for everyone. These events are an excellent opportunity to see the Shedd Aquarium in a whole new light.

Shedd After Hours

The Shedd After Hours events are all 21+ and coming up in October and November. Each event has a different theme, appealing to the nostalgia and likings of the fashionable adult. Take, for instance, the upcoming 80s and 90s night. Both are sure to be a great way to get back in touch with one’s youth, all while enjoying the beauty of the Shedd. There will be themed music, tasty food, and specialty cocktails (available for purchase).

For those who are looking for a fantastic way to spend Halloween, the Shedd will be hosting the ultimate Halloween party for one of their Shedd After Hours events. Come dressed in your best costumes for the costume contest. The evening will be full of fun, with a peek into the spooky world of the seas.

Shedd Yoga Flow 

You take a deep breath, slowly moving into an upward dog pose, and in front of you is one of the many extraordinary aquatic beings only found at Shedd Aquarium. Is this a dream? No, it’s one of the very real Shedd Yoga Flow classes on offer.

The Shedd Yoga Flow classes are an excellent opportunity to steady your mind and soothe your soul, all while enjoying the peace of the sea creatures. Each class takes place in a different habitat, so make sure you attend them all to get a brand new insider's view of Shedd.

October 28th will be a special Halloween-themed class with a candlelight session and an exclusive opportunity to view the historic galleries and learn more about the “spooky” animals of the sea. 

There are several other morning, evening, and weekend classes scheduled throughout the fall and winter so make sure to check the event page and purchase your tickets.

Overnights at the Shedd 

For a truly unique experience, the Shedd Aquarium Overnights are a great way to see the Shedd in a whole new light. Taking place once a month through December, families with children between the ages of five to 12 and are full of fun and adventure. Each themed event will include animal and science activities, animal encounters, a scavenger hunt, and much more. 

Each month sees a different overnight event with different activities, themes, and entertainment for the family. Wear your Halloween costume to October’s event and learn all about those “scary” animals. November’s overnight is all about giving thanks and attendees will learn about what animals eat. The year wraps up with a Winter Wonderland in December. Drink some tasty cocoa and learn more about what animals do to survive during those cold winter days.

For those who would like to participate but don’t want to spend the night “sleeping with the fishes,” you can purchase tickets for just the evening activities.

Tickets and Information

No matter what kind of adventure you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at Shedd Aquarium! You can find more information and purchase your event tickets on their website: https://www.sheddaquarium.org/.