From feeling the skin of a sturgeon to watching penguins fly underwater, your students can spark their interest in science and the natural world at Shedd Aquarium. Plan a how your students will look nature in the eye, download curriculum guides, or take your students live from behind the scenes at Shedd—without leaving your classroom!
Virtual student field trips
Some of the richest learning experiences start by looking nature in the eye. With Shedd, you and your students can make discoveries where science, technology, critical thinking and peer learning meet - both synchronously and asynchronously. Expand your curriculum with enhanced learning programs exploring animal behavior, habitats, adaptations, ecosystems, anatomy and water chemistry.
Classroom & pod digital resources
Spark your students’ interest in science and the natural world. Take your students behind the scenes—without leaving your classroom—and discover standards-aligned curricula exploring animal rescues and underwater beauty.
Grow your career at Shedd with workshops and STEM resources! Our programs connect you with your peers and empower your students to develop a deep scientific inquisitiveness. They're great for the everyday teacher as well as for home-school teachers and informal educators.
Educators from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin can receive a complimentary Shedd ticket by registering online. This offer is not valid during special events or for admission to the 4-D Experience.
Shedd’s Learning team
From building partnerships with local schools and community organizations to ensuring that field-trip visitors and far-flung classrooms have access to learning tools, our team is committed to sparking curiosity, compassion and conservation for the aquatic animal world.