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.
Read about intern Jori's journey to become a marine biologist at Shedd.
Shedd is looking for bright, friendly and motivated teens for our work-study program.
Learn more about our new program, Shedd Kids Care, where kids help the aquarium with fun fundraising events.
Explore the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum in this exciting K-5 summer program! Learn more.
Give your students a behind-the-scenes learning experience at Shedd without leaving your classroom!
Kayak the Great Lakes with other high school students.
Connect your students to this cool after-school program.