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Junior Biologist: Birds and Reptiles

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Birds at the Aquarium?

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.

Birds and Reptiles:

Why does an Aquarium have birds and reptiles? Come and discover the close ties that these animals have with the marine environment. During this 2-hour program your seven- to twelve-year-old child will:

  • Touch animals in our private classroom touch pools
  • Review the characteristics of birds and reptiles
  • Meet a reptile with one of our animal care staff*
  • Record observations in a keepsake journal

Other activities may include:

  • Observe and measure real sea turtle shells, just like researchers in the field would
  • Discover how different bird beaks function to capture different types of food
  • Examine sea krait skin that has been shed
  • Match birds and reptiles to their habitat
  • Go over bird and reptile adaptations in a fun bingo game

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