Open 9 am - 6 pm
Zebra sharks and black tipped reef sharks swim among fishes, seen through the branches of bright yellow corals.
A girl on a field trip leans in to look closely into a habitat in Shedd's Wild Reef.

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: 

Biodiversity, ecosystem dynamics, organism relationships, maps


Data collection, recording observations


  • NGSS: 2-LS4-1, 2-ESS2-2
  • Amplify Connections: 2 – Plant and Animal Relationships


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
  • 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