Camp Shedd: Summer Splash

Did you know that sharks locate their prey by electricity? Or that a dolphin can zoom through the water at 25 miles per hour?  Join us for a week of summer camp to explore the world of animal super powers! Your camper will look nature in the eye as they meet animals up close, explore Shedd Aquarium’s habitats and take part in hands-on science activities that uncover animal adaptations that will make them say, “Wow!”

RSVP for Camp Shedd: Summer Splash

Session 1: June 17-21
Session 2:
August 12-16

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aftercare is available from 3-5 p.m. for an additional fee.

Cost: $325 ($295 for members)
Optional aftercare: $125 for the week ($100 for members)
Payment for camp and aftercare are due in full within two weeks of program registration or the spot will be released.

Who can attend:

• Campers must be entering K to 5th grade in fall 2019.
• K-2 camp and 3-5 camp run simultaneously.
• Campers must be able to use the restroom independently.
• We strive to be peanut and tree-nut free.

What is included:

Five days of summer camp activities at Shedd Aquarium with optional aftercare (as available).

One camp T-shirt is included with the fee. Additional shirts may be purchased on site for $10 each by cash or check. Campers must wear camp T-shirts at all times.

A limited number of aftercare spots are available and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. During aftercare, campers will have the option to read, create artwork, play games, watch movies, or participate in other free-choice activities.

What is not included:

• Meals and snacks are not included.

Drop-off and pick-up:

Please arrive and depart at the bus turnaround on the south side of Shedd Aquarium. Drop-off takes place from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Pick-up is at 3 p.m., or anytime between 3 and 5 p.m. with aftercare. A penalty will be assessed for late pick-ups.


Program includes:
• Use of stairs; elevators are available
• Walking and standing for up to 1 hour
• Sitting on the floor for activities; chairs and tables are available
• Moving around the aquarium, which has varying light, noise and temperature levels

We believe there should be no boundaries to your Shedd Aquarium experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us at or 312-939-2438. We look forward to assisting you.

Please visit Shedd Aquarium’s Accessibility Guide to learn more.

Contact us at or call 312-939-2438.

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