Open 9 am - 5 pm

Teacher In-Service Offerings

Past Teacher In-Service Sessions

Clock Hours

Illinois teachers registered for this program can receive clock hours upon completion of the in-service as well as a letter that can be share with the school’s administration. A current Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN) is required for clock hours.


These programs are custom. However, if programs are hosted at Shedd Aquarium, programs could potentially include:

  • Use of stairs; elevators are available
  • Moving and standing for up to 1 hour
  • Work taking place at standard tables with chairs provided
  • Use of tools like scissors, forceps, tablets, and microscopes
  • Moving around the aquarium, which has varying light, noise and temperature levels
  • The learning environment as part of this experience may include the following sensory triggers: unusual noises-which may be loud, low or moderate; changes in lighting; unusual smells; touch sensitivity due the use of tight-fitting gloves; and, participants may get wet or dirty.
  • Facilitators may use portable voice amplification

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.