Teen Learning Lab Events

HackLabs: Data in Difficult Places

This school year, the Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium are teaming up to present HackLabs – a chance for Chicago high schoolers to learn more about Citizen Science and to design your own experiments! HackLabs will take place once a month on Saturdays from October through February.

HackLabs are free programs for a limited number of teens, and tickets are first come, first served.

First workshop is October 11th at The Adler Planetarium.

Click Here for details and registration for HackLabs: Data in Difficult Places.

Teen Learning Lab Fall Open House

Teen Learning Lab is excited to be hosting a Fall Open House event. Teens are invited to a day-long event to hang-out with Shedd staff, observe animals on the aquarium floor and participate in various workshops of their choice hosted by different Teen Learning Lab mentors.

Activities include an animal encounter, identifying macro-invertebrates, learning about ROVs, collaborating on a Teen Learning Lab mural, learning about career opportunities available at Shedd and much more.

RSVP is suggested. 

When: Saturday October 25th, 11:00 - 4:00 pm
Where: Teen Learning Lab at Shedd Aquarium
Cost: Free (Note: Ventra CTA passes will be available for teens that attend. Each teen will receive one (1) single-ride pass.)

Click Here to RSVP for the Teen Learning Lab Fall Open House.

Observations nights
Learn about behavior observations by studying some of the 32,000 animals in Shedd's collection.

Use the Observe to Learn iPad app developed by the Lincoln Park Zoo to analyze and record the behavior of animals in their habitats at Shedd.

Animal connection: coral, fresh water fishes, salt water fishes, amphibians
Career skills: aquarist, animal trainer, animal health, husbandry

Coral Exploration: Thursday, October 2nd, from 4:30 - 6:00 pm.
Quarantine Observations: Tuesday, October 7th, from 4:30 - 6:00 pm.
Barnacle Observations: Thursday, October 30th, from 4:30 - 6:00 pm.

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 Observation Nights.

Calendar

Check out our upcoming events, workshops and hours!

Hours

Fall hours (Sept 1 - May 31):
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer hours (June 1 - August 31):
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2 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).

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