Our youth programs engage and inspire the upcoming generation of learners. Take a look around! We've got programs to pique your curiosity now and throughout the year.
Bring your kids to an overnight adventure at Shedd, complete with games, snacks and tours of the aquarium.
Monitor, maintain and improve local habitats for you and others to enjoy. Participants can also earn service-learning hours.
In this free program, Shedd Aquarium comes to your local park or fieldhouse to provide neighborhood-based workshops. Learn more>
Join our Great Lakes Action Days or Adopt-a-Beach events, and give back to the wild places in your backyard. Learn more>
Forget taking a trip—you’ll have the world’s oceans at your fingertips right here! Meet Shedd’s animals and go behind the scenes, then travel offsite to learn about the exciting ecosystems in your own backyard.
Middle-school students entering Grades 6 through 8 in the Fall (minimum of 11 years old).
Explore the great outdoors this summer as we venture to a different local habitat each day. This program ends with an overnight stay at Shedd.
Entering Kindergarten through Grade 5 in the Fall (minimum of 5 years old).
We teamed up with Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum to create an action-packed summer camp for your adventurer.
Enjoy a day filled with adventure, where you’ll take in a 4-D Experience, go on a scavenger hunt and earn a “Shedd Aquarium Salute to Scouting” patch! Learn more>
Stay up to date with new learning events and programs from Shedd by signing up for Fish Tales!
Visit over the holidays to experience festive 4-D shows, special events and more!
Visit Shedd on a school trip by booking though our online group purchase pathway.
Join our work-study program with other bright, friendly and motivated teens.
Complete our Amphibians Educator badging program to learn about amphibian science.