Open 9 am - 5 pm
Standing in hip-deep river water, Dr. Kentaro Inoue holds up a dripping sack full of mussels collected during a survey trip.
Little jars with cloth tops containing many tiny fruit flies

Who can attend

This program is designed for members of Scouts in grades 6-12; however, non-scouts are welcome to participate!

Adults are invited to observe the program. Participants may also be dropped off.

Drop-off and pick-up

Drop-Off takes place from 11:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. Pick up takes place from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


  • 3 hours of hands-on activities, explorations, and time with Shedd Aquarium experts
  • Shedd Scouts Patch

Not included

Meals and snacks are not included.

What do adults do during the program? 

Adults have several options for participating in this program!If you wish to drop off your scout and pick them up after the program, you may do so without purchasing an adult ticket.If you would like to observe the program, you may do so by purchasing an adult ticket as an add-on to this order. You will be prompted to do so as you make payment. To add more than one adult to your order, please call 312-939-2438 after your purchase.If you would like to explore the aquarium while your scout participating, you can purchase aquarium admission for yourself and others in your party. You can purchase tickets online (recommended) or you can purchase tickets in person once you arrive at the aquarium.


This program Includes:

  • Use of stairs; elevators are available
  • Moving around the aquarium for up to 1 hour
  • Moving around the aquarium, which has varying light, noise, and temperature levels

At Shedd Aquarium, we believe there should be no boundaries to your experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us at [email protected] or 312-939-3312. We look forward to assisting you.

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Saturday, November 12
Saturday, December 3


12 p.m. - 3 p.m.


$45 ($40 for members)
Adults: $0

Refunds and cancellations

No refunds will be issued unless Shedd Aquarium cancels the program. Shedd Aquarium reserves the right to cancel the event for any reason. If your event is cancelled, you will be informed via phone as soon as possible. In the event of a cancellation, you will receive a full refund within 30 days, based on your original method of payment.


Contact us at [email protected] or call 312-939-2438.