Test the waters of new interests or take a deeper dive into your passions with one (or more) of our programs, designed to help you explore animals and the aquatic world.
Teens are invited to use this space to make new friends, work on projects or programs, or conduct their own science experiments. Our equipment and technology are for their use, and Shedd experts will be there as a resource!
Develop your communications skills and deepen your connection to Shedd’s animals and mission through a professional paid work experience.
Camp, kayak and canoe on North America’s largest freshwater lake. No experience necessary!
Travel to the Bahamas aboard Shedd’s research vessel, the R/V Coral Reef II and experience the life of a marine science researcher firsthand.
Team up with Chicago-area teens to monitor, maintain and improve local habitats. Participants can also earn service-learning hours.
Enjoy a day filled with adventure, where you’ll take in a 4-D Experience, go on a scavenger hunt and earn a “Shedd Aquarium Salute to Scouting” patch! Learn more>
Join our Great Lakes Action Days or Adopt-a-Beach events, and give back to the wild places in your backyard. Learn more>
Do you have what it takes to be in the club? Club Shedd provides teens with skill-building opportunities and workshops to help them develop solutions that could impact the aquarium.
Stay up to date with new learning events and programs from Shedd by signing up for Fish Tales!
Visit Shedd on a school trip by booking though our online group purchase pathway.
Complete our Amphibians Educator badging program to learn about amphibian science.
Enjoy the summer with fun events like Stingray Touch & Jazzin' at the Shedd!
Join our work-study program with other bright, friendly and motivated teens.
Explore the great outdoors and join us this summer for a week of excitement and adventure.