Club Shedd

Do you have what it takes to be in the club? We invite you to be a founding member of Club Shedd, a team of creative and driven teens who will work together alongside Shedd professionals to tackle real challenges. Club Shedd provides teens with skill-building opportunities and workshops to help them develop solutions that could impact the aquarium. Projects could include:

  • Designing a tour of our gardens
  • Enriching an animal’s habitat
  • Creating a strategic plan for our recycling program

We can't wait to see what innovative ideas Club Shedd teens come up with!


Registration for fall 2014 is closed. Please check back in December 2014 to register for Club Shedd for spring 2015.

Age and Requirements

Currently enrolled in grades 9-12 (minimum age 14 years old)

Program Dates

• Friday Sept 19 through Saturday, Sept 20 (5pm-9am) Overnight Kickoff Event at Shedd Aquarium
• Saturday, Oct 4 (10am-3pm) Club Shedd Meeting Day
• Thursday, Oct 16 (4pm-8pm) Club Shedd Meeting Day
• Saturday, Nov 1 (10am-3pm) Club Shedd Meeting Day
• Tuesday, Nov 11(4pm-8pm) Club Shedd Meeting Day
• Thursday, Dec 4 (4pm-8pm) Club Shedd Meeting Day
• Saturday, Dec 13 (10am-3pm) Final Presentation Event

Program Cost



Full and partial scholarships are available based on family financial need. Apply during program registration.


Overnight event at Shedd aquarium, meals during meeting times, snacks, CTA bus passes, and workshop materials.

What to Bring

During the meeting times:

• Optional snacks
• Water bottles

For the overnight at Shedd Aquarium:

• Sleeping bag
• Pillow
• Camping pad (for added comfort)
• Toothbrush and paste
• Clothes to sleep in (guests must wear pants and shirts at all times, shoes must be worn when walking around the aquarium)

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Please review our refund and cancellation policy.


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