CHICAGO, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is the season for groovy beats,
great eats, fun treats, and meet and greets -- and Shedd Aquarium has it all.
Guests can jump into summer fun this June at Shedd Aquarium with a wide
variety of special fun-filled events.
What could be more jumpin' than the groovy beats of Jazzin' at the Shedd
on Thursday nights? Great eats will be a given at Shedd Aquarium's second
Right Bite seafood celebration. Guests are in for a fun treat with another
behind-the-scenes look at the Oceanarium. Finally, an exclusive meet and
greet: National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore will be kicking off Shedd
Aquarium's Right Bite celebration.
Shedd Aquarium offers the groovy beats of Jazzin' at the Shedd every
Thursday night this summer from June through August. Now in its sixth season,
Jazzin' at the Shedd keeps the aquarium open Thursday nights until 10 p.m.
During Jazzin' at the Shedd, guests will have an extra two hours (until 8
p.m.) to venture through the Oceanarium, Seahorse Symphony and Amazon Rising,
then close out the night by visiting with the 8,000 other inhabitants of the
Aquarium, or just relaxing as live jazz bands perform against a spectacular
backdrop of Chicago's world-famous skyline.
This year's Jazzin' at the Shedd lineup for June is jumpin' with jive
sounds from '30s swing to Latin jazz. The list includes Bill Porter and the
Rich Fudoli Quintet (June 7), the Dee Alexander Quintet (June 14), the Henry
Johnson B3 Quartet (June 21) and the Alejo Poveda Latin Jazz Quintet (June
Pasta, seafood or grill items will be available for dinner in Soundings
restaurant. Admission to Jazzin' at the Shedd on Thursdays begins at 5 p.m.
and is $8 for adults, $6 for children (ages 3-11) and seniors. Jazzin' is
included with the purchase of a One-Day Pass and as always, Shedd members are
Guests can get the facts (and great eats) at Shedd Aquarium's second
annual Right Bite seafood celebration. Right Bite takes place June 8 to 10 in
conjunction with Oceans Day (June 8). During daily events, guests can join in
family-oriented activities, from taking the Right Bite menu challenge to
discovering salmon's important role in the Pacific Northwest ecosystem, and
from storytelling for the kids to movies for the adults. Guests will also
receive a free wallet-sized Shedd Right Bite seafood guide created in
partnership with the National Audubon Society's Living Oceans project.
Shedd's chefs will even serve a Right Bite catch of the day that passes
the Right Bite criteria: It comes from abundant, well-managed stocks, was
caught in a manner that doesn't harm other animals or habitat, and tastes
great. Seafood for Right Bite will be provided by Whole Foods Market. Right
Bite events take place daily, Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and are free with Aquarium admission.
To kick-off the Right Bite celebration, Shedd is offering an exclusive
meet and greet with National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, who will
return to the aquarium on Thursday, June 7th. Sartore, who dazzled his
audience at last fall's "Treasures and Terrors" Amazon lecture series, will
present stunning photos and the compelling story of the Pacific Northwest's
This special event will begin at 6 p.m. with a private reception in the
Bubble Net including cocktails and a buffet. The presentation will begin at
7 p.m. Tickets are $45 for adults ($40 for Shedd members) and $35 for youths
ages 12 to 16 ($30 for members). (This event is recommended for those 12 and
older.) Ticket prices also include admission to Jazzin' at the Shedd before
and after the lecture. For reservations, call 312/692-3333. For more
information on any of the events offered in June, call 312/939-2438.
Finally, June brings about the return of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
during this year's "Oceanarium Turns 10" celebration at Shedd Aquarium.
Guests can get a special behind-the-scenes look at the largest indoor marine
mammal pavilion in the world -- the Oceanarium. Visitors will learn how
Shedd's animals are trained, catch a sneak peek at where the trainers prepare
food, and find out more about Shedd's research and conservation programs.
Behind-the-scenes is offered from June 8-22. Behind-the-scenes walkthroughs
are included with the purchase of a One-Day Pass.
For more information, visitors can call 312/939-2438 or log onto
Shedd Aquarium is supported by the people of Chicago through the Chicago
Chicago residents are eligible to receive discounted admission.
SOURCE Shedd Aquarium