Shedd Adventures

Travel with Shedd

Travel the world with Shedd Aquarium! Our custom-designed Shedd Adventures cater to your love of nature and the outdoors, your curiosity about wildlife and wild places, and your quest for a meaningful travel experience.

Two features set Shedd Adventures apart: The trips focus on animals and regions of the world that have intrigued and inspired you during aquarium visits, offering you deeper connections. And they are led by Shedd experts who are well-versed and well-traveled in the pristine ecosystems you’ll explore.

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Shannon Fuller
Travel programs manager

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Iguana Research ExpeditionIguana Research Expedition
June 5-14, 2019
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Polar Bear

Polar Bears and Beluga Whales of Churchill
July 27-August 2, 2019
Explore the summer tundra in bloom as polar bears and seals swim nearby.

Big Five of Land and Sea – South Africa
November 3-15, 2019 (WAITLIST ONLY)
Experience stunningly beautiful Cape Town, including the dramatic landscape of the Cape Peninsula and breathtaking botanical gardens.

Rainforests and Mangroves: Costa Rica and the Panama Canal
January 6-16, 2020
Experience the rich wildlife of rainforests and mangroves, including sloths, white-faced capuchin monkeys, and toucans

Diving the Heart of the Coral Triangle – Raja Ampat aboard The Arenui
March 16-27, 2020
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Up a Mighty River: Amazon Cruise with Shedd Aquarium and Brookfield Zoo
April 3-12, 2020
View wildlife on hikes, excursion boat rides and kayak expeditions in the Amazon.



Teen Science Expedition: Apostle Islands
July 9-15
Discover the beauties of Lake Superior's natural treasures while exploring the ecology of the Great Lakes region.

Teen Science Expedition: The Bahamas
Trip 1: July 6-13
Trip 2: July 15-22
Snorkel in coral reefs, mangrove forests and seagrass beds with Shedd Aquarium instructors and local scientists.