Partners & Affiliations

Hive Chicago

Learning with Shedd is an active member of Hive Chicago, a network of civic and cultural institution dedicated to transforming the learning landscape by creating opportunities for youth to explore their interest through connected learning experiences.  

Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation at Lincoln Park Zoo

Shedd is working with the Hurvis Center to test the use of consumer technologies to help facilitate learning experiences in zoos and aquaria. 

Illinois Science & Technology Coalition

The Illinois Science & Technology Institute (ISTI) is a STEM-focused nonprofit that provides programs and partnerships to connect companies with classrooms. ISTI supports schools and companies who want to impact the next generation of innovators, to build a stronger, more inclusive talent pipeline in Illinois. ISTI is a bridge between the classroom and the real world that facilitates collaboration between students and industry members. 


Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE)

Shedd hosts the MATE Midwest regional competition as a part of our Underwater Robotics program for middle and high school aged students. Regional winners are eligible to participate in the international competition.