Open 9 pm - 6 pm
Temporarily closed but virtual programs are still open!
A hermit crab crouches in its large spiraled shell.
A boy sits next to a leopard shark in the Kelp Forest exhibit at Shedd as it rests against the sandy floor of its habitat next to the glass.

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.

(Aligned to 3rd Grade standards.)

Key Concepts: biomimicry, structure and function

Skills: defining engineering problems, designing solutions, observing the natural world


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.


$95 per program

Class Size

Up to 30 students


50 minutes