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 field trip to look nature in the eye, download curriculum guides, or take your students live from behind the scenes at Shedd—without leaving your classroom!
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.
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.
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.
Resources to explore
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.
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.