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Grade-specific programs and opportunities

School Programs

Whether your field trip includes an educator-led program or is simply a self-led visit, the Aquarium offers a fun and educational experience for your students.

Not sure where to start? Let us help you create a meaningful field trip that connects to your classroom curriculum.

What grade do you teach?

Educator and child with PreK-K wording


Our youngest students are invited to look for shapes, listen for sounds, feel textures, and follow the stories of animals in the ocean.

Educator teaching young children with K-2nd grade wording

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Ocean habitats and unique adaptations are the focus of these programs, and most include touch time where students will experience a sea star, anemone, shark, and other tidepool animals.

Middle school kids looking at shark jaw with 3-5th grade wording

3rd-5th Grade

Some of the ocean’s biggest and smallest inhabitants are explored in these programs that encourage students to see the ocean in a new way.

Two girls and lorikeets with 6-8th grade wording

6th-8th Grade

In these hands-on labs, students investigate unique habitats, such as the deep sea, and scientific concepts, such as properties of water.

Educator, students, microscopes with High School wording

High School

Dissections and AP level labs challenge high schools students to explore and analyze the world around them.

Young adults and microscopes with College wording


Classes from colleges and universities are eligible for our low group rate when accompanied by an instructor.