Shedd's youth programs offer a variety of immersive learning experiences that will inspire you to make a difference. Take a look at what's coming up, and at what you can look forward to later this year.
What's coming up:
• Shedd Explorers: Summer Road Trip
• Summer Worlds Tour
What to look forward to:
These programs are not currently taking registration. Check back for updates, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Asleep with the Fishes Group Overnights
• Shedd Stewards
• Shedd Spring Break Camp
Shedd Explorers: Summer Road Trip (for middle-school students, ages 11-14)
Are you ready to explore the great outdoors? Join us this summer for a week of excitement and exploration. We’ll use the aquarium as our home base as we depart for a new adventure each day. Outdoor activities and environmental investigations will open up your minds as we travel to a new destination daily. The week will end with an overnight stay at the aquarium!
Session 1: June 24-29
Session 2: July 15-20
Session 3: August 5-10
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shedd members - $265
Nonmembers - $295
Registration is now closed.
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Summer Worlds Tour
The Summer Worlds Tour summer camp is for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall of 2013. Campers will explore other worlds in our galaxy as an astronomer at Adler Planetarium, discover the wonders of the natural world at the Field Museum and become an aquatic scientist while exploring underwater environments at Shedd Aquarium. Activities include investigating exhibits, creating original art projects, playing learning games and having lunch along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.
Session 1: July 8-12
Session 2: July 15-19
Session 3: July 22-26
Session 4: July 29 - Aug. 2
Each camp session runs Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$295 per person ($265 for Shedd, Field, or Adler members)
Please visit www.adlerplanetarium.org/camps to register online. Registrations will only be taken online.
Asleep with the Fishes Group Overnights
Check back for fall 2013 dates.
Grab your pajamas and sleeping bag, and join us for a nighttime aquatic adventure with your favorite Shedd animals. Before snuggling into your sleeping bag, immerse yourself in the underwater world with special experiences, games and hands-on activities. Rise with the sun, enjoy a continental breakfast and check out how your aquatic friends start the day. These programs are geared for young people ages 6 to 12.
Download the group overnights brochure for more information, or check the group overnight FAQ page.
Please review our refund and cancellation policy.
Please check back in late summer to learn about our fall programs.
Join other pre-teens and teens (middle and high school students) in the Chicago area to explore local ecosystems while earning service learning hours! Spend a day outdoors monitoring, maintaining, and improving habitats so you, your community, and our native animals all have green spaces to enjoy. Past events included an invasive species removal stewardship activity followed by canoeing in the Skokie Lagoons. This program is free of cost, and provides seven service learning hours (only applicable for high school students).
Shedd Spring Break Camp
Come back this winter for your chance to register.
Children ages 8-10 from the Chicago area spent the week learning how animals survive in their habitats. From investigating iguanas to tracking shark and stingray behaviors, these children never stopped learning on their spring break!