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Classroom Programs

Aquarium on Wheels classroom programs can serve up to 35 students per program. All programs include tidepool animal exploration after the program.

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Program Information
Availability Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost $900 which includes 2 classroom programs (1 additional class can be added for $450). Maximum of 3 programs per day.
Length 30 minute program plus touch time for participants
Capacity 35 students maximum per program.
Accessibility Aquarium on Wheels vehicle is wheelchair accessible.
Pre and Post Materials To prepare your students for Aquarium on Wheels, we have compiled pre and post materials to enrich their knowledge of ocean life and challenge what they learned during our visit.

Classroom Program Descriptions

Zoanthus Coral

Credit: / Beto_Junior

Under the Sea Shapes
PreK-K| Up to 35 students per program

The ocean is full of incredible animals with different shapes and colors! In this interactive, educator and video led program, children will discover shapes hiding in ocean creatures like the triangle fins of a shark, oval body of a sea cucumber, and diamond shaped blade of kelp. Join us to explore a variety of adaptations, practice identifying letters and colors, and practice counting up to 10! Each program with be followed by a hands-on opportunity to touch local marine life.

  • Supports Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):

    • K-LS1-1 SEP: Use observation to describe patterns in the natural world to answer a science question. CCC: Patterns in the natural world and human designed world can be observed and used as evidence.
    • K-ESS3-1 SEP: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals and the places that they live. Using a model to represent relationships in the world. Systems in the natural world have parts that work together.
    • K-ESS3-3 SEP: Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information, building on prior experience and use observations and text to communicate new information.
Sand tiger shark face close up

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma

Amazing Animal Adaptations
K-8 Grade | Up to 35 students per program

What do blubber, shells, and shark teeth have in common? They are all amazing animal adaptations! Join us as we explore the wonderful world of animal adaptations through observations and hands-on experiences with artifacts and live animals. Your students will explore fascinating marine creatures through this fun and educational class with an Aquarium educator. This program will be followed by a hands-on opportunity to touch local marine life.

Can be adapted for older students.

  • Supports Next Generation Science Standards:

    • Science and Engineering Practices
      • Asking Questions and Defining Problems
      • Engaging in an argument from evidence
    • Cross Cutting Concepts
    • Patterns

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