Shedd Aquarium: Behold the Beauty at BLU on Aug. 18

Shedd Aquarium: Behold the Beauty at BLU on Aug. 18

The Shedd Aquarium Auxiliary Board invites you to a night of celebration at BLU: Behold the Beauty! This year, BLU highlights the new special exhibit, Underwater Beauty. From 7 p.m. to midnight, you’ll enter a world of shimmer, color, pattern, and rhythm, where jellies pulse, eels ribbon, and a rainbow comes alive with reef fishes.

During the evening, you’ll also enjoy sips and tastings from Chicago’s top restaurants, a special musical aquatic presentation with beluga whales and Pacific white-sided dolphins, and dancing on the outdoor lakeside terrace, with spectacular views of Lake Michigan, the city skyline, and fireworks from Navy Pier. If you want an early start to the fun, choose the VIP ticket to enter at 6 p.m. and enjoy an exclusive animal encounter and socializing in a private terrace lounge.

Shedd Aquarium: BLU (dancing)

BLU is also a party with a purpose that draws Chicago’s young philanthropic and professional leaders. The annual fundraiser is an opportunity to support Shedd’s vision to create a world thriving with aquatic life, sustained by people who love, understand, and protect it, through conservation and education programs.

Shedd Aquarium: BLU (food)

Behold beauty worth celebrating and saving! Buy your tickets today at