Upcoming Shedd Events

Jazzin' at the Shedd

Man playing the guitar at Jazzin'Every Wednesday evening, June 12 through Aug. 28
5 to 10 p.m.
Price: $24.95 ($19.95 for Chicago residents)
Free for members
Live jazz lives at Shedd every Wednesday night this summer! Jazzin’ at the Shedd is back with a festival-worthy lineup of three of Chicago’s top jazz ensembles each week. As the sun goes down and the music heats up, relax with a drink on our breezy terrace. Learn more and purchase tickets >

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Shedd Yoga Flow

A woman doing YogaTwice a Month through 2019
8-10 a.m.
Price: $40 ($35 for members)
Before Shedd opens for the day, calm your body and mind with a yoga class, held outdoors during the summer months where you can take in our stunning city and lakeside views. After class, look nature in the eye with an up-close animal encounter or behind-the-scenes experience. Learn more and purchase tickets >

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Kayak for Conservation

A woman kayakingJune through September
In Shedd Aquarium’s Kayak for Conservation program, we invite you to join us on one of two programs in which you’ll paddle along the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River and visit Shedd’s River Islands, new, uniquely designed floating habitat. Along the way, you’ll learn about the Chicago River ecosystem, discover the native flora and fauna above and below the water’s surface and learn how this new habitat is benefiting native wildlife. Learn more and reserve a spot >

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Camp Shedd: Summer Splash

Stingray TouchSession 1: June 17-21
Session 2: August 12-16
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Price: $325 ($295 for members)
Join us for a week of summer camp to explore the world of animal super powers! Your camper will look nature in the eye as they meet animals up close, explore Shedd Aquarium’s habitats and take part in hands-on science activities that uncover animal adaptations. Learn more and purchase tickets >

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Summer Road Trip

Session 1: June 24 - 29
Session 2: August 5 - 10
Grades 6-8

Price: $400 a person
Are you ready to explore the great outdoors? Join us this summer for a week of excitement and exploration. We’ll use the aquarium as our home base as we set out on a new adventure every day. At each destination, outdoor activities and environmental investigations will open your mind and spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world. The week will end with an overnight stay at the aquarium!  Learn more >

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Teen Science Expedition: The Bahamas

July 2019
Grades 9-12

Price: $4,500 ($4,200 for members)
What it’s like to be a marine biologist? Join us for Teen Science Expedition: The Bahamas to find out! You’ll get firsthand experience exploring the coral reefs of the Bahamas using scientific techniques to learn about the animals and their habitats. Working from Shedd’s research vessel, you’ll experience life as a marine science researcher, immersing yourself in discoveries by conducting research and learning about important Bahamian ecological challenges.  Learn more >

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Teen Science Expedition: Apostle Islands

July 2019
Grades 9-12

Price: $2,100 ($1,900 for members)
Imagine kayaking through a sea cave and exploring North America’s largest freshwater lake. Now make it a reality: Join us in the Apostle Islands as we discover the beauties of Lake Superior's natural treasures while learning about aquatic science and exploring the ecology of the Great Lakes region. No camping or kayaking experience is necessary. Learn more >

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Great Lakes Action Days

Great Lakes Action DaysVarious dates and locations
Get your hands dirty cleaning beaches, removing invasive plants and collecting important data through citizen science projects. Events are held year-round at natural areas along our local Lake Michigan shore and throughout the Chicago metro area. See all upcoming GLAD dates>

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