Our youth programs engage and inspire the upcoming generation of learners. Take a look around! We've got programs to pique your curiosity now and throughout the year.
Bring your kids to an overnight adventure at Shedd, complete with games, snacks and tours of the aquarium.
Monitor, maintain and improve local habitats for you and others to enjoy. Participants can also earn service-learning hours.
In this free program, Shedd Aquarium comes to your local park or fieldhouse to provide neighborhood-based workshops. Learn more>
Join our Great Lakes Action Days or Adopt-a-Beach events, and give back to the wild places in your backyard. Learn more>
Forget taking a trip—you’ll have the world’s oceans at your fingertips right here! Meet Shedd’s animals and go behind the scenes, then travel offsite to learn about the exciting ecosystems in your own backyard.
Middle-school students entering Grades 6 through 8 in the Fall (minimum of 11 years old).
Explore the great outdoors this summer as we venture to a different local habitat each day. This program ends with an overnight stay at Shedd.
Entering Kindergarten through Grade 5 in the Fall.
We teamed up with Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum to create an action-packed summer camp for your adventurer.
Explore conservation, sustainability, animals and more with the variety of education resources that Shedd offers.
With kids in charge, Shedd’s new video series answers questions on your favorite animals! Watch Sea Curious
See what workshops and educators-only special events are coming up.
Our living world is full of wonder. Celebrate with us the unbelievable beauty living in our oceans, lakes and rivers in a new special exhibit at Shedd Aquarium: Underwater Beauty, now open!
Join the Shedd family as a volunteer whether you're an aquatic life expert or not! Learn more about our opportunities and benefits.
At our Asleep with the Fishes overnights, you'll spend the night exploring the aquarium to learn about animals through a scavenger hunt, an aquatic presentation and more! New dates added for Fall!
Stay up to date with new learning events and programs from Shedd by signing up for Fish Tales!
Visit Shedd on a school trip by booking though our online group purchase pathway.