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Shedd Aquarium BLU 2018

Shedd Aquarium has a vision to create a world thriving with aquatic life, sustained by people who love, understand and protect it. The Auxiliary Board’s annual fundraising event, BLU, is your chance to support this vision as well as our work celebrating beauty worth saving. Through BLU, we can do more for aquatic habitats around the globe and for the animals that call Shedd home, together.

BLU: Behold the Beauty will celebrate the diversity of beauty worth saving found in Shedd’s new special exhibit, Underwater Beauty. Come explore the shimmer, color, pattern and rhythm of the exquisite aquatic wildlife that call our oceans, lakes and rivers home.

hedd Aquarium’s Auxiliary Board is proud to host our 12th annual fundraising event,BLU: Behold the Beauty! BLU takes place August 18, from 6 p.m. to midnight, at Shedd Aquarium, on Chicago’s beautiful Museum Campus.

Join us for a night of celebration featuring Shedd’s newest exhibit, Underwater Beauty. Explore the world of color, rhythm, shimmer and pattern with special animal encounters, top restaurants from across Chicago and dancing on our beautiful outdoor terrace. The spectacular views include Lake Michigan, the Chicago skyline and fireworks from Navy Pier that you won’t want to miss. All the while, you’ll be supporting Shedd’s mission to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.

Click here to purchase your tickets today, and we’ll see you August 18!

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