Aquarium Adventure Kids: Why Are Some Animals Slimy?

Whether you call it mucus or snot, the shiny, gooey coating on some animals helps them in a lot of ways! See how animals put their slime into action and maybe get a little slimy yourself!

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Date: May 18, 2019
9 a.m. to noon
$35 ($30 for members)

Who can attend:

Participants must be enrolled in K to 5th grade on the program date.

What is included:

Three hours of hands-on science activities, animal encounters and habitat exploration at Shedd Aquarium.

What is not included:

  • Admission to Shedd Aquarium is not included in the program fee.
  • 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 noon.


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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Reminder: Admission to Shedd Aquarium is not included in the program fee.