Open 9 am - 6 pm
Pacific white-sided dolphin Sagu with head above the water at Shedd Aquarium
Two young students do exercises on an iPad in Shedd's historic galleries.

Key Concepts: 

Sound waves, energy, amplitude, wavelength, pitch


Develop a model, construct an argument, compare and contrast, make observations


  • NGSS: 4-PS4-1, 4-PS4-3
  • Amplify Connections: 4 – Waves, Energy, and Information


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
  • The learning environment as part of this lesson may include the following sensory triggers: unusual noises-which may be loud, low or moderate; and, changes in lighting.
  • 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