Youth Programs (Ages 5 to 14)

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.

Summer and fall programs

Start your day with new summer and fall programs at Shedd! From Yoga to science, there's something for everyone.

Park Voyagers Program

In this free program, Shedd Aquarium comes to your local park or fieldhouse to provide neighborhood-based workshops. Learn more>

Great Lakes Action Days

Join our Great Lakes Action Days or Adopt-a-Beach events, and give back to the wild places in your backyard. Learn more>

Camp Shedd: Summer Splash

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!” Sign up for Camp Shedd: Summer Splash

Summer Road Trip

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.

Summer Worlds Tour

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.