Open 9 am - 6 pm
A volunteer and kids talking at a table during the Summer Worlds Tour program.
Mentor Bernadette Maciol and a teen lab member look at slides through microscopes.
A learning specialist presents a hermit crab to a group of Science Tech Trek students.

Learning Labs volunteers

Inspire student interest in animals and science during classroom-based activities that explore ecology, anatomy and pathology. Volunteers help prepare Shedd classrooms, welcome participants and act as a friendly resource. No previous experience needed; all training will be provided.

Weekly
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday-Friday

Science Tech Treks volunteers

Lead students as they participate in dynamic exhibit-based learning opportunities. Volunteers will present learning experience orientations, assist in iPad learning activities and share information about our animals and exhibits. No technology experience required; all training will be provided!

Weekly
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday

What are the benefits of being a Shedd volunteer?

  • Admission to the aquarium and other cultural institutions
  • The chance to see how Shedd works behind the scenes
  • Gift shop and café discounts and discounted parking while volunteering
  • Helping to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.
  • Meeting a diverse group of staff members, volunteers and guests who share a passion for aquatic life