Open 9 am - 5 pm

Teen Nature Days Registration

To make sure you are registered and ready to attend your Teen Nature Day experience, please make sure you follow these steps:

  1. Complete the participation agreement linked in your confirmation email from Shedd Aquarium.
  2. Complete the partner waiver attached to an email from [email protected]. This can be emailed back to us or brought with you the day of your program.
  3. Check the email with the subject line, ‘Important information for your Teen Nature Day’ for key instructions to make sure you are well prepared.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 312-692-2707.

Shedd Aquarium Teen Nature Days Options

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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.

What to Bring and Wear to Teen Nature Days?

  • Signed participation agreement and other waivers, if you have not submitted them electronically
  • Wear weather appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty
  • You must wear closed-toe shoes
  • Bring a facemask just in case—sites we visit may have different regulations than Shedd
  • Backpack or drawstring bag (this will be subject to a bag check upon entry)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Personal hand sanitizer

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  • Three teens helping at a beach cleanup hold buckets and hand each other items to throw away.
  • A butterfly rests on a round cluster of pink allium, sipping nectar from the fragrant flowers.
  • The Chicago skyline, viewed through a field of native plants.
  • Two teens with long pole graspers search for trash hidden in the sand during a beach sweep.
  • Staff and volunteers plant greenery on a section of a floating island


14-18; Teens currently enrolled in high school or equivalent




Teens will meet at Shedd Aquarium. Bussing from Shedd to (and from) the event location will be provided at no cost.

Additional Notes

Teen Nature Days are weather dependent.