Connect with animals, your peers and Shedd staff during our Teen Workshops. Learn about local and global conservation and explore careers at Shedd. Join us to discover new interests, engage in STEAM topics and investigate the aquatic world!
14 - 18 years old or currently enrolled in high school
Free, registration required
Use the "register now" buttons below to register for a virtual or in-person workshop
- Open the "Your Shedd Aquarium Order!" email and scroll down to find the link to sign the waiver and confirm your registration.
- For virtual workshops, you will be emailed a Zoom link after submitting your waiver and completing registration.
- For in-person workshops, you will be emailed additional details for the program after submitting your waiver and completing registration.
- Questions? Contact us at [email protected]
Teen Workshops: Topics and Timing
Joining a Virtual Teen Workshop
- Zoom is the platform we use for the Virtual Teen Workshops.
- The Zoom link, along with safety procedures will be sent to you when we receive your signed participation agreement.
- Make sure your computer or device is compatible and ready for Zoom here.
- If you need to leave a workshop early or join us late, please email us in advance at [email protected].
Joining an In-person Teen Workshop
- Use the link in your confirmation email to sign your waiver and confirm your registration.
- Program staff members and participants are required to wear masks or face coverings, even if vaccinated.
- Enter at the Accessible Entrance and program staff will meet you there.
- 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
Virtual teen workshops include use of the audio and video engagement functions of the Zoom platform.
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.
Stay updated on Teen Workshops
Want the most up-to-date information on Teen Programs? Click "Teen Programs" and sign up for emails to stay up to date with the latest information.
Teen Workshops are free, but registration is required.
No, to ensure the best experience, we ask that only teens attend. Please note, we are unable to provide supervision for youth under the age of 14.
For other questions, email us at [email protected] or call us at 312-939-2438.
Email [email protected] or call 312-939-2438 to cancel your order.
Past Virtual Teen Learning Labs
Teens currently enrolled in high school
Monthly - check back on this page for latest program information