Spring and Summer Programs

Start your day with new spring and summer programs at Shedd! From Yoga to science, there's something for everyone. See our adult, family and youth programs below.

Family Workshops

Nickel Eating

Upcycled Art
Jul. 7, 10 a.m.-noon
Learn more about what animals need, explore healthy habitats and keep trash out of the environment by creating an upcycled art project.

Giant Pacific Octopus

Exploring the Colorful Aquatic World
Jun. 23, 10 a.m.-noon
Explore the concept of color in the natural world, inspired by Shedd’s special exhibit, Underwater Beauty.

Aquarium Adventure Kids

Stingray mouth

Do Animals Lose Teeth Too?
Jul. 20, 9 a.m.-noon
Different animals have specialized teeth for the job of eating. See what you can learn about an animal just from its teeth!

Camp Shedd (Grades K-5)

Stingray Touch

Camp Shedd: Summer Splash
June and August, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Join us for a week of summer camp to explore the world of animal super powers!

Summer Fun

Teens in kayaks

Teen Science Expedition: Apostle Islands
July 9–15
Join us in the Apostle Islands as we discover the beauty of Lake Superior's natural treasures.

Kids identifying plants in dunesSummer Road Trip
June 24–29 and August 5–10
Ready to explore the great outdoors? Join us this summer for a week of excitement and exploration.

Kids looking at fish

Summer Worlds Tour
July 8–12, July 15–19, July 22–26, July 29–August 2
Join a week of adventures across Chicago's premier museums, from Adler to Field to Shedd.

Adult Programs

A woman doing Yoga

Shedd Yoga Flow
June 23, July 7 and 13, August 10 and 25
Calm your body and mind with a yoga class held outdoors where you can take in our stunning city and lakeside views.


At Shedd Aquarium, we believe there should be no boundaries to your experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us at learning@sheddaquarium.org. We look forward to assisting you.