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New Dates Added: Shedd Aquarium Virtual Summer Camp Program, Summer Splash Camp: Stay Home Edition Extended

July 16, 2020

Children on a video web chat participate in a tortoise animal program.

Due to high demand, Shedd Aquarium adds two more weeks of its new virtual summer camp program in August. Within the past five weeks, the camp has virtually brought learners across the country and around the world to the Chicago aquarium to explore all aspects of aquatic life, including an up-close look at animals at Shedd in their habitats on exhibit or behind-the-scenes. This two-week addition will include explorations where campers will participate in hands-on activities, games, crafts, and more alongside the aquatic world.

The camp for K-2 grades are invited to discover with Wellington a new animal each day like sharks, dolphins and penguins. While 3-5 graders join Wellington on his adventures to visit a new habitat each day, including the Artic, coral reefs and kelp forests. Each session will be facilitated by two Shedd learning team members who have experience engaging learners in virtual settings.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the aquatic world in a whole new way through the camp that parents describe as, “… absolutely phenomenal and the kids cite this experience as their favorite byproduct of the quarantine. Thank you to your dedicated, enthusiastic and skilled staff for a wonderful week!”

Beyond Summer Splash Camp: Stay Home, Shedd Aquarium provides several digital learning initiatives for learners of all ages, including a new family-friendly limited series that takes a deeper dive into kids’ favorite residents at Shedd, including penguins, turtles, sharks and fish.

WHEN: Choose between a five-day and three-day camp option during the following dates:

  • July 20-24
  • July 27-31
  • New Dates: August 3-7
  • New Dates: August 10-14

HOW: Families can learn more, view dates and check availability on Shedd’s website:

The full week-long program is $140 for a camper, $125 for members, and the 3-day program is $85, $75 for members.

Photo credit: ©Shedd Aquarium