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John G. Shedd Aquarium

Chicago, USA

1200 South Lake Shore Drive
IL 60605 Chicago, USA
Phone +1 312 939 2438
Fax
Location Located on Chicago's Museum Campus on South Lake Shore Drive
Contact
To be confirmed, To be confirmed

Booking Instructions

Tel: + 312 692 3275 or Fax: +1 312 939 3793 or Email: event@sheddaquarium.org

The John G. Shedd Aquarium opened in 1930 and at that time housed the greatest variety of sea life under one roof. With renovations and additions it has doubled in size and is now a national historic landmark. The Aquarium now hosts unforgettable events in an incomparable setting. The Waters of the World is just one of the aquarium's four elegantly vaulted, themed galleries which can accommodate up to 1,200 people for a reception. The turquoise waters of the 90,000‑gallon Caribbean Reef and the rotunda’s atmospheric classical architecture create a dazzling setting for a formal event. Guests dine in the heart of the aquarium, next to colorful reef fishes and under Shedd’s signature octagonal dome. A feeding‑dive presentation is available for any evening event.


Conference and Event Facilities

Whether you’re looking for an underwater wonderland for a reception, a cool coastline for cocktails with whales,
or a state‑of‑the‑art meeting facility, Shedd and its events‑and‑catering team can fulfill all your needs, of course with a little help from the more than 32,000 amazing aquatic animals from around the world. They will make your event utterly unique.

 
Area/Room Name
Indoor
Outdoor
Reception
Banquet
Buffet
Stand-Up
Buffet
Seated
Reception/Banquet
Seated
Reception/Buffet
Stand-Up
Reception/Buffet
Seated
 
Waters of the World galleries & rotunda
Yes
1000
600
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Caribbean Reef and rotunda
Yes
600
120
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Main Foyer
Yes
300
160
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Oceanarium Mezzanine
Yes
800
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Building Capacity includes reception for 1,200 and dinner for 600.