Youth Programs (Ages 5 to 14)

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.

Overnights

Bring your kids to an overnight adventure at Shedd, complete with games, snacks and tours of the aquarium.

Shedd Stewards

Monitor, maintain and improve local habitats for you and others to enjoy. Participants can also earn service-learning hours.

Park Voyagers Program

In this free program, Shedd Aquarium comes to your local park or fieldhouse to provide neighborhood-based workshops. Learn more>

Great Lakes Action Days

Join our Great Lakes Action Days or Adopt-a-Beach events, and give back to the wild places in your backyard. Learn more>

Spring Break Camp

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.

Summer Road Trip

Middle-school students, ages 11 to 14

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.

Summer Worlds Tour

K through grade 5

We teamed up with Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum to create an action-packed summer camp for your adventurer.

Scouts

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>