Open 9 pm - 6 pm
Temporarily closed but virtual programs are still open!
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.

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 4th Grade standards.)

Key Concepts: sound waves, energy, amplitude, wavelength, pitch

Skills: develop model, construct argument, compare and contrast, make observations


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.


$95 per program

Class Size

Up to 30 students


50 minutes