Fall Beneath the Waves at the Shedd Aquarium

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As the weather starts to become colder, Shedd Aquarium is offering several ways that guests can spark their curiosity for the aquatic animal world. Guests can participate in local conservation efforts by meeting a rescued sea lion in a new animal encounter, exploring the newest exhibit, Plankton Revealed, visiting the new bowmouth guitarfish in Wild Reef and more.

Ritmo Del Mar

Guests ages 21+ are invited to sip specialty drinks and dance to the sounds of Latin American and Caribbean music at the newest after-hours offering from Shedd, Ritmo del Mar. This magical event will allow visitors to immerse themselves in an energetic culture while looking nature in the eye. Throughout the evening, guests can take part in animal chats with experts in both English and Spanish, games of Lotería, bachata dance lessons, and, once the sun has gone down, watch fireworks over the city skyline.

– Cost: Non-Chicago residents start at $39.95, Chicago residents $19.95 and Members $14.95.

– Dates: Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 7 – 11 p.m.

Free Days

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsIllinois Resident Free Days continue into October on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On these select free days, with valid ID or proof of residency, Illinois residents receive free general admission, which includes access to all exhibits at Shedd, as well as to the several daily animal spotlights, alternately featuring natural behaviors from Pacific white-sided dolphins, beluga whales, penguins or California sea lions. Guests can explore the aquatic world further with add-on activities like 4-D Experiences or Virtual Reality Experiences.

– Cost: Free; tickets need to be reserved online in advance.

– Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout October.

For additional events, visit sheddaquarium.org

Photo Credit: ©Shedd Aquarium 

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