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From inking octopuses to sea star stomachs!

Do you know a budding marine biologist? The Junior Biologist series of programs at the Aquarium will encourage a love of science in your seven- to twelve-year-old child.

Each 2-hour class includes theme related activities, guided gallery tour, interaction with our animal care staff behind-the-scenes, and a keepsake journal.


They may be spineless, but they are mighty in numbers! Discover the startling survival techniques of these simple creatures. During this 2-hour program your seven- to twelve-year-old child will:

  • Touch invertebrates in our private classroom touch pools
  • Learn about several different groups of invertebrates
  • Take a guided tour of the Northern and Tropical galleries to find invertebrates on a scavenger hunt
  • Feed invertebrates in our private classroom touch pools*
  • Record observations in a keepsake journal

Other activities may include:

  • Discover the planktonic beginning stage of sea stars, sea jellies, and crabs
  • As a group, create the ultimate invertebrate
  • Use their sense of touch to identify invertebrates in a guessing game

*The Aquarium reserves the right to change the animal interactions without notice due to animal safety, exhibit maintenance, or animal health reasons.

Junior Biologist: Invertebrates
Archived Event Information

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM–11:30 AM

Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 | 9:30 AM–11:30 AM

Cost $29.00 per child
$25.00 for members
Aquarium admission not included
Ages 7-12 years old
RSVP (562) 590-3100. Pre-registration and pre-payment required on all experiences unless noted. Cancellations made 72 hours before the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 72 hours before a program will still be charged the full program price.