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Virtual student field trips

Some of the richest learning experiences start by looking nature in the eye. With Shedd, you and your students can make discoveries where science, technology, critical thinking and peer learning meet - both synchronously and asynchronously. Expand your curriculum with enhanced learning programs exploring animal behavior, habitats, adaptations, ecosystems, anatomy and water chemistry.

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Classroom & pod digital resources

Spark your students’ interest in science and the natural world. Take your students behind the scenes—without leaving your classroom—and discover standards-aligned curricula exploring animal rescues and underwater beauty.

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Professional development

Grow your career at Shedd with workshops and STEM resources! Our programs connect you with your peers and empower your students to develop a deep scientific inquisitiveness. They're great for the everyday teacher as well as for home-school teachers and informal educators.

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Educator discounts

Educators from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin can receive a complimentary Shedd ticket by registering online. This offer is not valid during special events or for admission to the 4-D Experience.

TEACHER TICKET REQUEST