Teen Learning Lab Events

All events are hosted in the Teen Learning Lab at Shedd Aquarium and are free unless otherwise indicated. (Note: Ventra CTA passes will be available for teens that attend. Each teen will receive one (1) single-ride pass.)

Teen Learning Lab Mentors

Get career insights straight from the experts. Aquarists, designers, educators, exhibit designers and other Shedd staff will be spending time in the Teen Learning Lab this summer in a new Mentoring program. You'll have a chance to ask questions about the inner workings of their career while helping mentors complete real Shedd projects.

Insightful results expected.

When: Dates vary, check the Teen Learning Lab calendar.

BioFab & Teen Learning Lab Tool Time

Teen Lab Tool Time! Learn how to use all of the technology the Teen Lab offers through a series of crash course demos. You will be able to walk away with skill on how to use the tools and apply them to your own project no matter how big or how small, we will help make it possible through Tool Time!

Thursdays from 5-8p

RSVP now!

Q&A: Questions & Animals

Providing the best quality care for 32,000 animals is a 24/7 task, and Shedd's animal care team needs your help. Each month during Q&A, you'll have a chance to help answer behavioral questions by observing and collecting data on Shedd animals.

Unexpected results expected.

When: Tuesdays 4-8p & Saturdays 11-4p


Check out our upcoming events, workshops and hours!


School Year hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer hours (July 11- September 5):
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 1 to 6 p.m.

Where we’re located

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Enter through the Learning entrance (on the north side of the building, to the left of the main entrance).


There’s lots to learn—let’s find you the right answers!

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