Open 9 am - 5 pm (Early Close)
A closeup of a harlequin tuskfish as it turns toward the viewer; this relatively small, blue-and-orange striped fish is strikingly colorful, though its most surprising feature is its sharp blue teeth, visible even when the fish's mouth is closed.
A young boy in a blue kayak paddles happily on Lake Michigan.

Included

  • Five days of summer camp activities at Shedd Aquarium, ending with a sleepover at Shedd on Friday night.
  • One camp t-shirt is included with the camp fee. Additional shirts may be purchased onsite for $10 each by cash or check. Campers must wear camp t-shirts at all times.
  • Dinner on Friday night and breakfast Saturday morning

Age and requirements

  • Hiking over uneven terrain for up to 1 hour 
  • Paddling and swimming 
  • Being outdoors in varying temperature and weather conditions
  • Use of stairs; elevators are available 
  • Walking and/or 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

Drop-off and pick-up

Drop-off and pick-up take place 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 from 4 to 4:30 p.m. A penalty will be assessed for late pickups.

Accessibility

Program includes:

  • 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.

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Dates

Session 1: June 22-27
Session 2: Augst 10-15

Time

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday at 9 a.m. until Saturday at 9 a.m.

Price

$400 ($370 for members)

Payment

Payment is due in full at the time of registration.

Change in plans?

Please review our  refund and cancellation policy.

Questions?

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