Ritmo del Mar Returns to Shedd Aquarium


Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium will enchant visitors once again with its captivating after-hours event, Ritmo del Mar. Following the success of its debut earlier this year, the aquarium is thrilled to announce two additional dates for this vibrant and unique experience! Ritmo del Mar promises a magical night of music, cuisine, culture, and astonishing animal encounters against the backdrop of shimmering aquatic wonders.

Immersive Cultural Experience

On two special evenings, August 19th and October 7th, the Shedd Aquarium will transform into an oasis of cultural celebration. Guests aged 21+ will indulge in the rhythmic melodies of Latin American and Caribbean music while savoring specialty drinks. Ritmo del Mar offers a rare opportunity to connect with the pulse of these cultures while within the wonders of the aquatic world.

Bilingual Animal Encounters and Expert Insights

Bilingual Animal Encounters at Ritmo del Mar

One of Ritmo del Mar’s highlights is engaging in animal chats presented by experts in both English and Spanish. As guests wander through the aquarium’s galleries, they’ll have the unique chance to connect with beluga whales, stingrays, otters, and an array of other mesmerizing aquatic creatures. This bilingual experience fosters a deeper connection to the animal kingdom, making it an evening of education and wonder.

Games, Dance Lessons, & Fireworks

Dancing at Ritmo del Mar

Ritmo del Mar isn’t just about observing; it’s about engaging. As the evening unfolds, guests can partake in lively games of lotería, a traditional Mexican game of chance. For those with a passion for dance, bachata dance lessons will be available, allowing participants to embrace the rhythm and movement of this popular dance style. As the sun sets over the glittering city skyline, the night sky will come alive with a fireworks display, adding an extra touch of magic to the already fantastical atmosphere.

Ticket Information

Ticket prices for Ritmo del Mar vary based on residency and membership status. Members can secure their spot for $14.95, while Chicago residents can join the celebration for $19.95. Non-Chicago residents have the opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind event, with prices starting at $39.95.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here!

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