Jazzin' at the Shedd Aquarium - August 14

Rendezvous with Chicagoland Columbia alumni for a summer night of jazz al fresco!

Jazzin' at the Shedd

August 14th, 5:30-10:00pm

Live jazz by the Ava Logan Jazz Ensemble, Phil Seed Trio and Bill Boris duo -- under a star-filled canopy, with superb views of Chicago’s Skyline & Navy-Pier fireworks -- all surrounded by a fascinating collection of aquatic animals from around the world.

$20 for members;  $25 for non-members

Buy tickets here.

Become a Columbia Alumni Club member to receive discounts here.

All tickets include:

1) Outdoor terraces and live jazz (until 10 p.m.)

2) Access to Shedd’s 32,000 animals residing in these galleries:

  • Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Underwater Beauty exhibit (until 8 p.m., last entry 7:45 p.m.)
  • Wild Reef (until 9 p.m., last entry 8:45 p.m.)
  • Rivers, Oceans, Great Lakes, Amazon Rising, Caribbean reef galleries (until 10 p.m.)

3) Two optional private animal encounter tours led by former Shedd Extraordinary Experiences Docent, Daniel Balsam, CC’91

  • 7:00 - 7:30pm :: Underwater Beauty Exhibit (see focus animals : https://www.sheddaquarium.org/underwaterbeauty/)…meet at 6:55pm @ entrance to the Underwater Beauty Special Exhibit, directly across from North Terrace
  • 8:00 - 8:30pm :: Wild Reef tour (corals, sharks & rays, and mangrove animals)…meet at 7:55pm @ entrance to Wild Reef

Note:  Food & beverage not included.

Meeting points: 

5:30 - 6:30pm Pick up your ticket, name tag, updated logistics from Columbia alum (in CU cap) at "Man with Fish" sculpture 

9:00 - 10:00pm Meet alum at Soundings Cafe and Restaurant entrance


August 14, 2019 at 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Shedd Aquarium

1200 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

Daniel Balsam