Open 9 am - 5 pm

Virtual Mini Camps: Topics and Dates

What does my explorer need?

  • An internet connection
  • A device that supports the Zoom platform
  • A webcam and microphone (so explorers can play games, share their ideas and show off their creations!)
  • A daily snack
  • A water bottle with a cap


  • Printed activity pages
  • A pencil
  • Crayons/colored pencils/markers


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.


If you have additional questions please contact us at [email protected] or leave a message at 312-692-3312.

What do families say about Shedd's remote learning programs?

“I can't believe how much fun he's having and how much he's learning about animals through the K-2 class! Plus, the instructors are really kind and patient with the children, allowing them to answer so many questions and participate actively.”

“Both of our children really enjoyed the experience. They were engaged for the entire time, eagerly looked forward to each session and were sad to see it end. The leaders and special guests were very knowledgeable, patient, fun and able to capture my kids' attention and participation in appropriate inquiry and entertainment. I was so impressed with how each activity was organized, timed and planned to minimize distraction for the kids and to keep them engaged.”

“It's so engaging and interactive. It’s really the happiest I've seen my kiddo in a while.”

Virtual Aquarium Mini Camp for Kids FAQs

Previous Virtual Aquarium Mini Camps


Students must be currently enrolled in grades K-2 or 3-5 for the 2020-21 school year to be eligible for this program.


Tuesdays: March 30, May 4, May 11
Wednesdays: March 31
Saturdays: January 30, February 27, March 13, April 24, May 22
Sundays: April 11


$39.95 ($34.95 for members)

$7 off for each additional adventurer in the same session