John G. Shedd Aquarium

Every year Shedd Aquarium welcomes 2 million guests for unforgettable encounters with 32,000 animals from the world’s aquatic environments. But Shedd is more than a destination. Scientists are saving endangered species and their habitats, and animal care experts rescue and rehabilitate wildlife in need, across the country and around the world.

contact info

Hrs: 9AM-5PM Daily.

Schools

At Shedd, learning programs enhance the student experience. By focusing on a specific theme and science skills, students explore new perspectives and gain hands-on science experience with Shedd experts. Sciecne Treks, ideal for elementary-aged students, allows students to use technology to collect and interpret data. Older groups can participate in learning labs, where they can dissect a squid or a fish and sharpen their problem solving skills.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Marine Life, Animals, Conservation, Rehabilitation, Biology.

contact info
Email: groupreservations@sheddaquarium.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Free, Title I, Financial Support Title I or Financial Support: Yes. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

John G. Shedd Aquarium

Every year Shedd Aquarium welcomes 2 million guests for unforgettable encounters with 32,000 animals from the world’s aquatic environments. But Shedd is more than a destination. Scientists are saving endangered species and their habitats, and animal care experts rescue and rehabilitate wildlife in need, across the country and around the world.

contact info

Hrs: 9AM-5PM Daily.

Scouts

At Shedd, learning programs enhance the tour experience. By focusing on a specific theme and science skills, scouts explore new perspectives and gain hands-on science experience with Shedd experts. Science Treks, ideal for elementary-aged scouts, allows them to use technology to collect and interpret data. Older groups can participate in learning labs, where they can dissect a squid or a fish and sharpen their problem solving skills.

supports scout badges in:
Science.

topics covered:
Marine Life, Animals, Conservation, Rehabilitation, Biology.

contact info
Email: groupreservations@sheddaquarium.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee, Title I Title I or Financial Support: Yes. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

John G. Shedd Aquarium

Every year Shedd Aquarium welcomes 2 million guests for unforgettable encounters with 32,000 animals from the world’s aquatic environments. But Shedd is more than a destination. Scientists are saving endangered species and their habitats, and animal care experts rescue and rehabilitate wildlife in need, across the country and around the world.

contact info

Hrs: 9AM-5PM Daily.

Camp

At Shedd, learning programs enhance the tour experience. By focusing on a specific theme and science skills, campers explore new perspectives and gain hands-on science experience with Shedd experts. Science Treks, ideal for elementary-aged campers, allows them to use technology to collect and interpret data. Older groups can participate in learning labs, where they can dissect a squid or a fish and sharpen their problem solving skills.

topics covered:
Marine Life, Animals, Conservation, Rehabilitation, Biology.

contact info
Email: groupreservations@sheddaquarium.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee, Financial Support Title I or Financial Support: Yes. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

John G. Shedd Aquarium

Every year Shedd Aquarium welcomes 2 million guests for unforgettable encounters with 32,000 animals from the world’s aquatic environments. But Shedd is more than a destination. Scientists are saving endangered species and their habitats, and animal care experts rescue and rehabilitate wildlife in need, across the country and around the world.

contact info

Hrs: 9AM-5PM Daily.

Homeschool

At Shedd, learning programs enhance the student experience. By focusing on a specific theme and science skills, students explore new perspectives and gain hands-on science experience with Shedd experts. Science Treks, ideal for elementary-aged students, allows students to use technology to collect and interpret data. Older groups can participate in learning labs, where they can dissect a squid or a fish and sharpen their problem solving skills.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Marine Life, Animals, Conservation, Rehabilitation, Biology.

contact info
Email: groupreservations@sheddaquarium.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Free, Title I, Financial Support Title I or Financial Support: Yes. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

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