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Classroom Programs

Aquarium on Wheels classroom programs can serve up to 50 students per program. All programs include tidepool animal exploration after the program.

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Program Information
Availability Tuesday - Saturday
Cost $412.50 per program. Minimum of two (2) bookings per day, maximum of three (3) programs per day.
Length 30-50 minute program plus touch time for participants.
Capacity 50 participants 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

Sand tiger shark face close up

Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma

Amazing Animal Adaptations
K-2 Grade | 15-50 students

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.

  • SCIENCE STANDARDS: K: 1a; 2a-c. 1st: 2a-d. 2nd: 2a, d; 3d.
Eel

Aquarium of the Pacific/Ken Kurtis

Predators on the Prowl
3-5 Grade | 15-50 students

The ocean is full of amazing predators. From the 110-foot long blue whale to microscopic plankton, predators can be found in all shapes and sizes. Big or small, predators are an important part of the marine ecosystem. In this class, your students will dive into the world of ocean predators while discovering facts and dispelling myths. Sharks, whales, seals, and otters are just some of the predators that your students might discover in this exploratory class with an Aquarium educator. This program will be followed by a hands-on opportunity to touch local marine life.

  • SCIENCE STANDARDS: 3rd: 3a, b, c, e. 4th: 2a, b, 3a, b. 5th: 2a, c.
three steelhead fish

It All Flows to Me
3rd-8th Grade | 15-50 students

Take your students on the ultimate watery adventure as we explore the links between watersheds, groundwater, and pollution. Learn how we connect to the world’s water and how we can keep it clean and flowing. Inspire your class to change their environment for the better by taking care of one of our most precious resources. This program will be followed by a hands-on opportunity to touch local marine life.

  • SCIENCE STANDARDS: 3rd: 3b, 5d. 4th: 3a, 5a. 5th: 3a, d, e. 6th: 2a, b. 7th: 3c, 4a. 8th: 9a, 3d.

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