Open 9 am - 6 pm
Teens on a field trip in Shedd's learning labs work on identifying specimens in a microscope with a facilitator's help.
A Shedd Aquarium intern talks to guests at Caribbean Reef.
An intern lends a hand in Shedd's vegetable garden.

Young Naturalists

Individuals interested in sharing animal information with guests will work with Shedd's Guest Engagement staff to learn the art of connecting animals with guests while in Shedd's exhibits. They will facilitate theme-based interpretation, play engagements and other educational experiences.

“I love working at Shedd because my summer has a benefit to society. Working here promotes conservation and saving natural resources. I can be a part of so much more than a building with fishes, and I'm so proud!”

Teen work-study participant
Mimic poison dart frogs are tiny-- shorter than one's thumb, and rely on their bright patterns to warn predators off.


A work permit is required for accepted applicants who are 15 years old.


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If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, impairment, or other need related to your experience please let us know via phone or email: 312-692-3114 or [email protected].