Open 9 am - 6 pm
A caiman lizard lounges in its habitat in Amazon Rising, its red head and green body, covered in sharp bumps, distinctive.
Two young guests look through the window at Amazon Rising's Low Waters habitat, teeming with fishes and tree roots.

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 needs, animal care, habitats, natural resources


Asking questions, making observations


  • NGSS: K-LS1-1, K-ESS3-1
  • Amplify Connections: K – The Needs of Plants and Animals


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 or tortoise.
  • 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