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Shedd Aquarium
  • Service available Dine-in
  • Service unavailable Takeout
  • Service unavailable Delivery
  • Service available Patio


1200 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60605

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Encounter unbelievable animals from aquatic environments around the world, plus eye-popping architecture, at popular cultural destination in Chicago. The city’s iconic skyline and Lake Michigan’s blue expanse create a stunning backdrop for any private event.

Choosing sustainable and responsibly sourced seafood is the most direct action you can take to help the aquatic life that brings you to Shedd for your special event. We purchase seafood that is abundant and is caught in environmentally responsible ways. Each of us can be a culinary conservationist by supporting healthy oceans and abundant marine life through what we choose to put on our plates.

The Azure’s Sales and Catering team at Shedd Aquarium has the passion to help clients bring their events and imagination to life within incredible spaces. Azure at Shedd Aquarium is powered by the culinary expertise of Sodexo Live! which brings years of culinary experience, focusing on in-house catering and special event designs. From stunning views of the Chicago skyline to world-class cuisine, guests are surrounded by the beauty and wonder of aquatic life at Shedd Aquarium. An event with Azure at Shedd Aquarium is truly unforgettable.

Health and Safety

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Health Screening Required-Staff

Reservations Required

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

Mobile Payments Accepted

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

No Contact Services

Wheelchair Accessible

Complimentary Policy1 comp per 15 guests (for tour operators)

Motorcoach ParkingOff-site

Group Policy

Separate Group Entrance

Average Visit/Tour Length3 hours

Team Building Activities Offered

Minimum Group Number15

Group Discounts Available

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate15

Miles from O'Hare Airport18.0

Miles from Midway Airport10.0

Miles from Navy Pier2.5

Miles from McCormick Place2.0

Miles from Downtown




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Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Reservation Cancellation Policy

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Restaurant(s) On-site

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or FeeComplimentary

Self-Parking AvailableOff-site

Food On-siteFood Court & Restaurant

Number of Retail Stores2

Number of Restaurants On-site2

Hours of Operation9 a.m.-5 p.m. Labor Day to Memorial Day; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day, weekends, holidays; closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


Military Discount

Buy-out Max Capacity1600

Number of Meeting Rooms

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)1200

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)650

Exhibit Space Available

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style1000

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)1600

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)650

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Max Venue Capacity1600

Private Meeting Space Available



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