Summer Road Trip

Registration for Summer Road Trip is now closed.

Please email to be notified when registration for Summer 2020 is open.

Are you ready to explore the great outdoors? Join us this summer for a week of excitement and exploration.

We’ll use the aquarium as our home base as we set out on a new adventure every day. At each destination, outdoor activities and environmental investigations will open your mind and spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world. The week will end with an overnight stay at the aquarium!

Environmental education programs are powered in part by support from Exelon.


There is currently a wait list for Summer Road Trip. Please complete the registration survey below to be added to the wait list. We will contact you if a spot opens up for your camper.
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Age and Requirements

Participant must be entering grade 6, 7, or 8 in the fall of 2019 (minimum of 11 years old).

Program Dates

Session 1: June 24 - 29, 2019
Session 2: August 5 - 10, 2019

Register for only one week of camp.

Hours and Schedule

Each camp session runs Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m., with a full day of camp and a sleepover at Shedd, through Saturday, 9 a.m.

Program Cost

$400 a person ($370 for members)

Please note that the deadline for scholarships has passed.

Physical activities

Participants must be comfortable near water and open to outdoor experiences; no kayaking experience necessary. 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 or 312-692-3312. We look forward to assisting you. 

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Please review our refund and cancellation policy.


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Program Outcomes

Every Shedd program is evaluated so we never stop learning from you. Here’s what we’ve learned from our participants about Summer Road Trip:  

• Campers enjoy time outdoors, using science to explore nearby environments.

• Campers get first-hand access to use real science tools and techniques in the living world.

• Campers can face and investigate challenges from the nearby ecosystems.