Learning Labs

Available Sept. 8, 2014, to June 5, 2015

At Shedd, learning labs enhance the student experience. By focusing on a specific theme, such as survival techniques, anatomy or water quality, students explore new perspectives and gain hands-on science experience with Shedd experts. 

Our learning labs are available for all school-aged groups:
Kindergarten-grade 2

Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12

Shedd's learning labs are designed to connect with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards. Learn more information here.

Be sure to check out our learning lab guides! These resources let you introduce concepts in the classroom before the visit so that your students are eager and ready for this unique hands-on learning experience.

Program Outcomes

Every Shedd program is evaluated so we never stop learning from you. Here’s what we’ve learned from our participants about Learning Labs:  

• When asked about the kind of experience they want on a field trip, the most frequent response was “what Shedd already offers.” More than 9 out of 10 teachers would recommend Shedd’s Learning Labs. 

• Teachers want more—more content, more availability, and more ways to connect before and after the program.