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Summer Camp Safely Returns to Shedd Aquarium Onsite

Learners K-5 Explore the Impressive World of Aquatic Animals During Camp Shedd: Summer Splash

May 17, 2021

A circle logo says Summer Splash Camp with waves and animals at the bottom.

Shedd Aquarium announced its week-long summer camp program will return onsite to bring learners grades K-5 face-to-face with aquatic animals. Campers will explore aquarium habitats, participate in outdoor activities and games to explore curiosities, create aquatic-themed crafts and more. Camp Shedd: Summer Splash allows kids to discover the impressive aquatic animal world and uncover unique adaptations during this engaging program.

Shedd’s educators and learning innovators facilitate the summer camp to bring learners closer to the aquarium’s mission to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world. Some of the most engaging, impactful experiences begin by meeting animals and looking nature in the eye. This program is designed to spark learners’ interest in science, animals, our blue planet, and much more.

This in-person program will be facilitated with safety precautions in place, including but not limited to, mask-wearing, social distancing, and health screenings. Campers’ safety is a top priority at the aquarium. For those looking for virtual resources, please visit Shedd’s website: By purchasing a ticket or participating in a program, it supports Shedd Aquarium’s mission and dedication to animal care, conservation, and education.

WHEN: Camp Shedd: Summer Splash is offered Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates in 2021.

  • June 14-18
  • June 21-25
  • June 28-July 2
  • July 5-9
  • July 12-16
  • July 19-23
  • July 26-30
  • August 2-6

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

The full week-long program is $400 ($375 members) for each camper.

VISUALS: General photos of the aquarium are available for download:
Photo credit: ©Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez