Open 9 am - 5 pm
A Shedd facilitator sets up a laptop outside of Shedd's animal hospital so that students attending a virtual field trip can look and listen in.
Students gather around a video projector and ask questions as a Shedd expert broadcasts a live Virtual Field Trip session.

Live from Behind the Scenes virtual field trips are interactive digital experiences that bring animals and the staff members who care for them to a school classroom to inspire students with real examples with science.

Grades K–2

Key concepts: Animal needs, healthy habitats, enrichment, STEM careers

Skills: Observation, prediction, collaboration, communication, problem-solving

Standards

  • NGSS: K-LS1-1, 2-LS4-1
  • Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.3
  • Amplify Connections: K - Needs of Plants and Animals

Grades 3–5

Key concepts: Animal needs, adaptations, healthy habitats, enrichment, STEM careers

Skills: Observation, prediction, collaboration, communication, problem-solving

Standards

  • NGSS: 4-LS1-1
  • Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.3
  • Amplify Connections: 3 - Environments and Survival

Accessibility

The learning environment as part of this lesson may include the following sensory triggers: unusual noises (loud, low or moderate); changes in lighting; quickly moving, live camera footage.

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.

availability

This program is currently sold out.

grade levels

K–5

duration

50 minutes

price

$125 for one group
$95 for an additional group in the same program

partners

This project was made possible in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.