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

Giant Pacific Octopus

Exploring the Colorful Aquatic World
Apr. 7, 10 a.m.-noon
Explore the concept of color in the natural world, inspired by Shedd’s special exhibit, Underwater Beauty.


Nature's Patterns and Textures
May 5, 10 a.m.-noon
Explore and compare texture and patterns found in nature while engaging in hands-on exploration and creating artwork.

Underwater Beauty Jelly

Underwater Rhythm
Jun. 2, 10 a.m.-noon
Get inspired by our Underwater Beauty animals, which pulse and dance. Explore movement and sound in this creative workshop.

Child with his father working on an art project

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.

Young girl at Shedd

Family Festivals
Apr. through Jun., 10 a.m.-noon
Held on special celebration days, this program allows you to see animals up close, explore hands-on activities and party with a purpose!

Aquarium Adventure Kids

Beluga with frisbee

Do Animals Play?
Apr. 20, 9 a.m.-noon
Play is great way to stay healthy and explore the world. Get a chance to see some of our animals play, and then play games inspired by animals.

Colorful fish

Why Are Some Animals Slimy?
May 18, 9 a.m.-noon
The shiny, gooey coating on some animals helps them in a lot of ways! See how animals put their slime into action!

Scientist with microscope

What Do We Learn From Animal Poop?
Jun. 15, 9 a.m.-noon
An animal’s poop can tell us a lot about its diet and health. Get the scoop on Shedd animals in a whole new way by investigating their poop!

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)

Camp Shedd: School's Out
Apr. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
A day of hands-on science activities, animal encounters and habitat exploration at Shedd Aquarium.

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!

Adult Programs

A woman doing Yoga

Shedd Yoga Flow
Mar. 23, Apr. 13, May 4, 8-10 a.m.
Calm your body and mind with a yoga class in one of Shedd’s peaceful animal exhibits before we open to the public.

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.