During a portion of the Chicago Teachers Union work stoppage, Shedd extended its educational programming for Chicago families as an additional opportunity for learning and discovery. From Thursday, Oct. 17 to Tuesday, Oct. 29, we welcomed students to uncover the world of aquatic life through a day of hands-on activities, animal encounters and time exploring Shedd Aquarium habitats.
Registration is now closed.
Oct. 23, 24, 25, 28, 29
Camp Activities: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aftercare included: 3 to 5 p.m.
$100 ($90 for members) per day
Who can attend
Participants must be currently enrolled in K to fifth grade in a Chicago public school.
Requirements to participate
Parents and guardians are required to complete a Registration Packet. This packet will be provided at the time of purchase on the confirmation page and through email. This packet includes a participant information form, a participation waiver, a medical history form, and a drop-off/pick-up authorization form. All documents must be signed by a legal guardian.
Drop-off and pick-up
Please arrive and depart at the bus turnaround on the south side of Shedd Aquarium. Drop-off takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Pick-up is between 3 and 5 p.m. A penalty will be assessed for late pick-ups.
What is included
A day of hands-on science activities, animal encounters and habitat exploration at Shedd Aquarium. Camp runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and aftercare runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Aftercare is included in the program fee.
What is not included
Meals and snacks are not included. Please send your child(ren) with a peanut- and tree-nut-free lunch and snack each day.
- Use of stairs; elevators are available.
- Sitting on the floor for activities; chairs and tables are available.
- Moving around the aquarium for up to one hour at a time.
- Moving around the aquarium, which has varying light, noise and temperature levels.
We believe there should be no boundaries to your Shedd Aquarium experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us at [email protected] or 312-415-4821. We look forward to assisting you.