Club Shedd

Do you have what it takes to be in the club? We invite you to be a member! Club Shedd is a semester long program for passionate and driven teens with an interest in science and aquarium careers. Each semester, teens work together alongside Shedd professionals, behind the scenes, in Shedd's Teen Learning Lab, and with amazing resources to develop solutions for real aquarium challenges. Club Shedd provides you with skill-building opportunities and workshops to tackle the challenges presented by Shedd partners. In the past year, teens have inspired and developed solutions that have impacted the aquarium in these projects:

  • Enriching animal habitats through sculpting and molding/casting
  • Modernizing gallery exhibits utilizing digital software and 3D modeling
  • Designing ways to engage Shedd guests with our surrounding gardens, local plant species, and even Shedd's bees!

Be a part of the next wave of innovative solutions in Club Shedd!

Environmental education programs are powered in part by support from Exelon.


Registration for the spring of 2016 is now full. Please check back in August 2016 to register for fall Club Shedd.

Age and Requirements

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

Program Dates

* Saturday, February 13, 2016 (10:00am-3:00pm) Club Shedd Kickoff and Workshop Day
* Saturday, February 27, 2016 (10:00am-3:00pm) Club Shedd Workshop Day
* Saturday, March 12, 2016 (10:00am-3:00pm) Club Shedd Workshop Day
* Saturday, April 2, 2016 (10:00am-3:00pm) Club Shedd Workshop Day
* Saturday, April 16, 2016 (10:00am-3:00pm) Club Shedd Workshop Day
* Saturday, May 7, 2016 (10:00am-3:00pm) Club Shedd Final Event

Program Cost



Partial scholarships are available based on family financial need. Apply during program registration.


Lunch during kick-off event and workshop days, snacks, CTA bus passes, and workshop materials.

What to Bring

During the meeting times:

• Optional snacks
• Water bottles


Refund and Cancellation Policy

Please review our refund and cancellation policy.


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