Families & Adults

With Shedd Aquarium, your exploration of the natural world never ends. Browse our programs just for adults, or share your passion for the aquatic animal world with the special people in your life through our family programs.

Let's celebrate and learn together!


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

Travel with Shedd

Travel with a Shedd expert to see your favorite animals in the wild. Check out our upcoming Shedd Adventures trips.

Summer and fall programs

Start your day with new summer and fall programs at Shedd! From Yoga to science, there's something for everyone.

Shedd Yoga Flow

Before Shedd opens for the day, calm your body and mind with a yoga class, surrounded by the animals in one of our peaceful habitats. After class, look nature in the eye with an up-close animal encounter or behind-the-scenes experience. Classes will rotate through Shedd Aquarium’s habitats. Your weekend starts here.

Extraordinary Experiences

Come face-to-face with a beluga whale, go behind the scenes in Wild Reef, or shadow a trainer as she goes through her day. Choose your Extraordinary Experience today.

Great Lakes Action Days

Get your hands dirty maintaining trails, planting native flora and collecting important data through citizen science projects. Events are scheduled from year-round and held throughout the local Great Lakes area, from Illinois Beach State Park in northeastern Illinois to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Chesterton, Indiana.

Jobs, Internships and Volunteering

Fulfill your love for animals and make a difference by joining our team!