Look Nature in the Eye this Summer with Shedd Aquarium

This summer, connect with aquatic life in and around the city! From Shedd boat excursions and a new Kayak for Conservation program to street art featuring beauty worth saving in neighborhoods around the city, you'll find plenty of ways to get out and explore. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Lake Michigan Sunset

Spark your curiosity alongside Shedd experts by discovering what lives in Lake Michigan on a 1½-hour boat excursion.

A woman kayaking

Paddle the Chicago River and monitor wildlife with Shedd conservation experts with our Kayak for Conservation program.

Mural of a shrimpVisit Underwater Beauty-themed murals located around the city and explore the beauty of the aquatic world.

Shark in the Wild ReefAs sharks take the spotlight in July, we’ll be launching a new 360 campaign to #KeepSharksSwimming! Sign up to be the first to dive in.

Teens cleaning a beachGet your hands dirty and help restore local habitats during a Great Lakes Action Day! See all upcoming dates.