Virtual Field Trips
Take your grade K-8 students behind the scenes into Shedd’s animal hospital, shark or penguin habitats—without leaving your school! Through our Live from Behind the Scenes program, Shedd experts, from trainers to veterinarians, and animals will make a virtual visit to your classroom for a live 50-minute interactive experience.
Virtual Field Trip: Sharks at Shedd
Get up close and personal with some of our most popular Wild Reef residents: sharks! Witness how Shedd staff members feed these animals, design an identifiable tag for different shark species and even calculate how much food our sandbar sharks eat! Explore the Wild Reef habitat from behind the scenes and inside the shark habitat during this exciting program.Learn More , on the Virtual Field Trip: Sharks at Shedd page
Virtual Field Trip: Penguins at Shedd
Shedd Aquarium is a long way from the chilly waters of the Southern Hemisphere. So how does Shedd provide a habitat for Magellanic and rockhopper penguins that meets their specific needs? Join us inside the penguin habitat to observe these animals up close and learn some of the surprising ways in which Shedd staffers care for these charismatic birds.Learn More , on the Virtual Field Trip: Penguins at Shedd page
Virtual Field Trip: Turtle Check-Up at Shedd
Join us for a preventive animal examination of a turtle in Shedd’s state-of-the-art animal hospital. Students observe alongside Shedd’s veterinary staff as they interpret X-rays, vital signs and behavior to assess an animal’s health.Learn More , on the Virtual Field Trip: Turtle Check-Up at Shedd page