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Plan a Private Event

Host an unforgettable event in an incomparable setting.

Why not cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with dolphins and whales? An elegant dinner party in a rotunda fit for Neptune, with a Caribbean reef for a centerpiece? Or dining among the fishes of Waters of the World?

These exotic and delightful aquatic locales are easily accessible at Shedd Aquarium, in downtown Chicago. We offer spectacular spaces for events of up to 1,200 people.

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