When school is out, we invite you in to uncover the world of aquatic life through hands-on activities, animal encounters and time exploring Shedd Aquarium habitats. Aftercare is included! This program takes place on CPS non-attendance days throughout the school year.
Paused during temporary closure, new dates coming soon.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Aftercare included from 3-5 p.m.)
$100 ($90 for members)
Who can attend
Participants must be enrolled in K to 5th grade on the program date.
What is included
A day of hands-on science activities, animal encounters and habitat exploration at Shedd Aquarium. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; aftercare runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Aftercare is complimentary and included in the program fee. During aftercare, campers will have the option to read, create artwork, play games, watch movies, or participate in other free-choice activities.
What is not included
Meals and snacks are not included.
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 8:30 to 9 a.m. Pick-up is between 3 and 5 p.m. A penalty will be assessed for late pick-ups.
- Use of stairs; elevators are available
- Walking and standing for up to 1 hour
- Sitting on the floor for activities; chairs and tables are available
- 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 312-939-2438. We look forward to assisting you.