Open 9 am - 6 pm
Cownose rays' mouths are on the underside of their bodies-- so that every meal is a surprise!
Moray eels have a thin coating of yellow mucus on their bodies that makes them appear a vivid green color.

Science Tech Treks are innovative field trip experiences where students take on the role of a scientist, using tablets to interact with and collect data on animals and their habitats.

Key Concepts: 

Animal defenses, structure and function of adaptive body parts, animal care


Observations, cause and effect, communicating scientific ideas


  • NGSS: 1-LS1-1
  • Amplify Connections: 1 – Plant and Animal Defenses


Program includes: 

  • Moving and standing for up to 1 hour 
  • Sitting on the floor for activities; chairs and tables are available 
  • Moving around the aquarium, which has varying light, noise and temperature levels 
  • Students may experience an animal encounter with a turtle, tortoise, or hermit crab. 
  • Facilitators will be using portable voice amplification
  • Viewing a tablet screen with videos/images and the use of headphones.

We believe there should be no boundaries to your Shedd Aquarium experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us at [email protected] or 312-939-2438. We look forward to assisting you.

Field Trip FAQs


$95 per program

Class Size

Up to 30 students


50 minutes


Shedd Aquarium