Open 9 am - 5 pm

Ticket options

Grades K-2

Wellington will introduce a new animal each day, including sharks, dolphins and (of course) penguins!

A tablet computer records dolphins jumping in the Oceanarium live.

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-noon CDT

  • Cost: $140/per camper ($125/member)
  • Discount: $20 off for each additional camper in the same session

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR M - F VIRTUAL CAMP

A boy wearing a snorkel is seen reaching for a camera during a video chat.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.-noon CDT

  • Cost: $85/per camper ($75/member)
  • Discount: $10 off for each additional camper in the same session

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR M, W, F VIRTUAL CAMP

Grades 3-5

Join Wellington on his adventures, visiting a new habitat each day, including the Arctic, coral reefs and kelp forests.

A Shedd learning facilitator claps her hands and dances for a webcam.

Monday-Friday: 1-4 p.m.

  • Cost: $140/per camper ($125/member)
  • Discount: $20 off for each additional camper in the same session

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR M - F VIRTUAL CAMP

A tablet computer records the large glass-sided habitat in the Wild Reef.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1-4 p.m.

  • Cost: $85/per camper ($75/member)
  • Discount: $10 off for each additional camper in the same session

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR M, W, F VIRTUAL CAMP


At Shedd Aquarium, our goal is to foster a love of nature in children by celebrating animals in a positive, uplifting setting. We focus on age-appropriate topics that lift campers up and give them hope and excitement for the future. We hope to provide an opportunity for your camper to look nature in the eye and feel inspired by the animals we share the world with.


Sessions

Choose from one of the weeks below. Camp topics are the same each week.

  • Session 1: June 15-19
  • Session 2: June 22-26
  • Session 3: June 29-July 3
  • Session 4: July 6-10
  • Session 5: July 13-17
  • Session 6: July 20-24
  • Session 7: July 27-31
  • Session 8: August 3-7
  • Session 9: August 10-14

Registration ends at 5 p.m. on the Saturday before each session of camp.

Accessibility

The program includes use of the audio and video engagement functions of the Zoom platform and use of scissors, drawing implements, glue and tape.

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 leave a message at 312-692-3312. We look forward to assisting you.

Summer Splash Camp: Stay Home Edition FAQs

Children on a video web chat participate in a tortoise animal program.

A young girl holds up a drawing of sharks on a video chat.

A tablet computer records the movement of a wattled Jacana in Amazon Rising.

A young girl holds up a mask to her face on a video chat.

A Shedd learning facilitator claps her hands and dances for a webcam.

A web interview is conducted behind the scenes in Wild Reef.

A trainer wearing a cloth mask conducts a video interview in Shedd's Oceanarium.

Kids on a video chat interact with birds in Amazon Rising.

What are families saying about Summer Splash Camp?

“My son is finishing up his week of Splash Camp this afternoon, and I just want to tell you how pleased and impressed I have been by the camp. My third-grader has loved the camp and stayed completely engaged every session! The instructors are awesomely adept at Zoom and the virtual environment. I was skeptical after a disappointing experience with e-learning in our district, but I am so glad that we decided to try it.”

“Seriously, that was incredibly well done. You kept a 7 year-old and a 5 year-old rapt for three hours on an iPad. I’m astounded that that was possible.”

“We just wanted to send along our family's thanks for a wonderful week of camp for our two younger children. Your program and instructors have been absolutely phenomenal and the kids cite this experience as their favorite byproduct of the quarantine. Thank you to your dedicated, enthusiastic and skilled staff for a wonderful week!”

Still have questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or leave a message at 312-692-3333.

Grades

Campers must be entering grades K-2 or 3-5 in the fall of 2020 to be eligible for this camp.

Days

5-day camp: Monday-Friday

3-day camp: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Times

Grades K-2: All sessions 9 a.m.-noon CDT

Grades 3-5: All sessions 1-4 p.m. CDT

Cost

5-day camp: $140 ($125 for members)

3-day camp: $85 ($75 for members)

Sessions and registration

Session 1: June 15-19

Session 2: June 22-26

Session 3: June 29-July 3

Session 4: July 6-10

Session 5: July 13-17

Session 6: July 20-24

Session 7: July 27-31

Session 8: August 3-7

Session 9: August 10-14

Registration ends at 5 p.m. on the Saturday before each session of camp.