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  • Use the "Sign Up" buttons below to register for a workshop
  • Open the "Your Shedd Aquarium Order!" email and scroll down to find the link to sign the waiver and confirm your registration.
  • You will be emailed additional details for the program after submitting your waiver and completing registration.
  • Questions? Contact us at [email protected]
Zebra shark pups have a long, thin body and a very long, striped tail.
A weedy seadragon floating at Shedd Aquarium.

Teen Workshops: Topics and Timing

Home Aquarium Workshop Series

Are you interested in caring for aquatic animals at home? The four-part Home Aquarium Workshop series will introduce you to the fundamentals of keeping an aquarium at home. Throughout this series, we hope to introduce you to the basics of keeping an aquarium so that you can dive into a passion with information used by Shedd’s Fishes team to care for animals at Shedd.

Note: By signing up for this series, you agree to come to all four sessions:

  • If you miss a session without prior notice, your reservation may be cancelled.
  • If spaces are still available, you may sign up for this series after it has begun.
  • If you want to attend one or two sessions, please email [email protected] so we can work with you!

Register for the 4-Part Series

Joining a Teen Workshop
  • Use the link in your confirmation email to sign your waiver and confirm your registration.
  • Head to the Accessible Entrance and tell a Shedd staff member you are here for a Teen Workshop — please, do not wait in line!
  • Find more information on getting to Shedd here.
  • Questions? Contact us at [email protected].


In-person teen workshops include:

  • Use of stairs; elevators are available
  • Walking and standing 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 call 312-939-2438. We look forward to assisting you.

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