Teen Learning Lab Events

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, Wednesday & Thursdays 1-6p
Where: Teen Learning Lab at Shedd Aquarium
Cost: Free (Note: Ventra CTA passes, if available, will be provided for teens that attend. Each teen will receive one (1) single-ride pass.)

BioFab

Explore the intersection of art and science in the Teen Learning Lab this summer! Create unique artisitc works using biological materials as your medium-including cells, plants and fungi.

Wild results expected.

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays in July & August
Where: Teen Learning Lab at Shedd Aquarium
Cost: Free (Note: Ventra CTA passes, if available, will be provided 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.
Where: Teen Learning Lab at Shedd Aquarium
Cost: Free (Note: Ventra CTA passes, if available, will be provided for teens that attend. Each teen will receive one (1) single-ride pass.)

After Hours Q&A-Amphibians Event:
A special, evening hours event hosted in our new Amphibians Exhibit.

Hop over to Teen Learning Lab for a special after hours event in the new amphibians exhibit. Collect data on evening behaviors to help Shedd’s animal care staff understand more about the unobserved activities of Shedd’s newest animal collection!

When: July 15th from 6-8pm
Where: Teen Learning Lab at Shedd Aquarium
Cost: Free
(Note: Ventra CTA passes, if available, will be provided for teens that attend. Each teen will receive one (1) single-ride pass.)

Click here to RSVP for this special event.

Calendar

Check out our upcoming events, workshops and hours!

Hours

Summer hours (June 28 - September 5):
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 1 to 6 p.m.

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

FAQs

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