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Plan an unforgettable field trip 

Some of the richest learning experiences start by looking nature in the eye. At Shedd, you and your students can make discoveries where science, technology, critical thinking and peer learning meet. Expand your curriculum with enhanced learning programs exploring animal behavior, habitats, adaptations, ecosystems, anatomy and water chemistry.

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Two adults peer into an exhibit in Shedd's Underwater Beauty special exhibit.

Educator discounts

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. Educators outside this four-state area can receive a $3 on-site discount by showing a valid school ID or current paystub.

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Classroom 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.

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Teachers at Shedd's Educator Open House work together to figure out a circuit board.

Professional development 

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 homeschool teachers and informal educators. 

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Teens and a staff member examine a small shark pup during a Teen Orientation

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. 

Meet the Learning Team