Wake Up with Shedd

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

Youth Programs

Stay Warm Out There!
Dec 2, 9 a.m.-noon
The temperature is dropping -- are you dressed to stay warm? Come explore with us as we learn about the unique ways animals stay warm.

Family Programs

Game Day at Shedd!
Nov 25, 10 a.m.-noon
Explore how animals at Shedd Aquarium stay healthy through play. Go behind the scenes to get a look at our play experts -- the sea otters!

Who's Hungry?
Dec 8, 10 a.m.-noon
See how Shedd prepares food 365 days a year! Get hands-on with chopping and cutting to help make a healthy meal for our animals.

Adult Programs

Yoga + Animals at Shedd
Nov 17, 8-10 a.m. - SOLD OUT
Calm your body and mind with a yoga class in one of Shedd’s peaceful animal exhibits before we open to the public.

Shedd's Morning Routine
Dec 15, 10 a.m.-noon
See how Shedd staff and animals get ready for each day! Go behind the scenes to see how our aquarists prepare morning meals.

Looking for adult programs in the evening? Visit us for Wine and Waves! Spend an hour learning about a Shedd animal habitat, followed by an artist-led painting class of that space after we close 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 families@sheddaquarium.org. We look forward to assisting you.