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Shedd Adventures

Shedd Travel Program

Shedd Adventures are custom-designed programs for Shedd members. They cater to your love of nature and the outdoors, your curiosity about wildlife and wild places, and your quest for personally meaningful travel.

Shedd Adventures offers incomparable opportunities to see and experience your favorite animals — such as beluga whales, sea turtles and rainbow-hued reef fishes — in their pristine wild habitats. Shedd Adventures focuses on animals and regions of the world that have intrigued and inspired you during Shedd visits. Now gain a deeper connection to the aquatic world — and the memories of a lifetime — with Shedd Adventures.

Total-Immersion Travel
Shedd Adventures will be packed with the activities you want for experiencing wildlife and wild places. From hiking, bird watching and exploring by small motorboat to kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and, on some trips, assisting with Shedd’s conservation fieldwork, you’ll be immersed in the wonders of each locale. Guiding you will be a Shedd naturalist familiar with the region and its animals, ensuring you the most intellectually fulfilling experience. The small group size guarantees plenty of time to explore, inquire and learn in the camaraderie of other nature lovers. And while you’ll probably get your feet wet during each day’s adventures, you’ll settle into premium accommodations, whether on land or water, at day’s end.

2014 Travel Opportunities

Cuba — Sold out!

Nature (and Nightlife) on a Neighboring Isle—
A People-to-People Program (May 8 to 17, 2014)
Learn more about this program.

Glaciers, Islands and Intriguing Inlets (July 6 to 13, 2014)
Learn more about this program.

Churchill — Four spaces left!
Belugas and the arctic summer (July 26 to Aug. 3, 2014)
Learn more about this program.


Dive Fantastic Fiji
April 10−19, 2015

Costa Rica for Families
June 20−29, 2015

Canada’s Maritime Provinces
Aug. 28−Sept. 4, 2015

South Africa: The Big Five of Sea and Land
Sept. 29−Oct. 11, 2015

And take a look where we've already traveled:

Expedition whale sharks (July 14 to 19, 2013)
Learn more about this program.

Belugas and the arctic summer (Aug. 5 to 13, 2013)
Learn more about this program.

Riverboat through the rainforest (Nov. 1 to 10, 2013)
Learn more about this program.

Whales and Other Wonders (March 1 to 8, 2014)
Learn more about this program.

For more information about Shedd Adventures, contact Cheryl Mell
at 312-692-3161 or

For reservations and more information

Cheryl Mell

Aquarium membership included with your adventure

Continue your connection with nature after you return home. Each household with a Shedd Adventures traveler receives a complimentary Sponsor-level Shedd Aquarium membership.

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