Join us for a teen orientation and discover what being a teen at Shedd Aquarium is all about! Teen orientations welcome you to the aquarium, introduce you to some of the unique animals that call Shedd home and invite you to opportunities available to teens! Discover how Shedd is a place for teens like you to explore their interests, gain valuable career advice and make a difference within the aquarium, while connecting with like-minded peers along the way.
Questions? Contact the Teen Learning Lab team at [email protected].
High school teens (14+)
New dates coming soon
Teens in high school.
Each orientation includes an overview of all programs that we provide to teens throughout the year, highlighting those with active or upcoming application windows. Our goal is to help you choose the best program based on your interests and available time commitments.
Teen orientations are intended to showcase that the Shedd Aquarium is a place for teens to explore their interests and passions. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable at Shedd, and to see the aquarium as a valuable resource for pursuing your future endeavors. During the orientation, we provide a variety of experiences that might include behind-the-scenes tours from staff experts, mentor-led engagements from a variety of departments, and art and research projects. If you would prefer a schedule of events, please email [email protected], and we will do our best to accommodate you.
While we think they are extremely helpful, orientations are not mandatory, and you are welcome to come to Teen Learning Lab anytime during open hours. Orientations provide you an opportunity to connect with other teens and experts and explore the many exciting things that happen at Shedd Aquarium.
Teen Orientations are free.
At Shedd Aquarium, we believe there should be no boundaries to guests' experiences. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability or other need related to your experience please let us know via phone or email: 312-692-3333 or [email protected].
Visit the Accessibility pagefor additional information and resources.