Creature Tales – 45 min
The Aquarium introduces an exciting animal program with a twist! Students will enjoy an animal story and then meet and greet the superstar of the book. Read along, make observations, identify adaptations, recall facts, and investigate animal biofacts.
– Land Turtles**
– Touch Pool (hermit crabs, sea urchins) **
– Sea Turtles
Virtual Meet and Greet: $100 | Additional Hour: $60 | Maximum: 30 students
**Live Meet and Greet: $125 | Additional Hour: $85 | Maximum: 30 students
**Only programs available with live animals.
Creature Features – 45 minutes
Get all your creature questions answered as we get up close and personal with our animal ambassadors. Together we will explore, identify, compare and contrast their adaptations and how these features help them live in specific habitats.
– Land Turtles
– Touch Pool (hermit crabs, sea urchins)
Fee: $125 | Additional Programs: $85 | Maximum: 30 students
Amazing Adaptations/Conservation – 45 min
Investigate how an animal’s body parts and behaviors help it survive in its environment. Through observations and data collection, students can begin to draw conclusions linking an animal’s adaptations to its survival on land and sea. Students will also learn about the animal’s conservation status and what they can do to help conserve these amazing creatures.
What makes a fish a fish? Discover the special characteristics common to most fish and learn which fish have unique features all their own! Students will observe, compare, contrast, and use identification tools to seek out and investigate some of the Aquarium’s diverse fishes.
Meet Our Otters!
Learn about the North American river otter’s adaptations through hands-on activities, exploration of otter biofacts, and engaging video clips of our resident otters. Your students will identify, compare and contrast otter adaptations to the tools and equipment humans use to perform similar tasks in their environment.
Fee: $95 | Additional Programs: $65 | Maximum: 30 students
Ocean in a Box – 45 minutes
Journey to the ocean as we observe, discuss and identify shark teeth, sea turtle shells, a variety of corals, and much, much more! This display of ocean biofacts is perfect for science day discovery, exploration or special events. Ocean in a Box encompasses a wide range of topics and items for participants to describe, compare, and touch.
Fee: $188 | Additional Programs: $130 | Maximum: Varies
It takes more than just one type of person and skill set to make the Aquarium a well-designed and fantastic place to engage our guests with our animals. We’ll introduce your students to the diverse careers at the Aquarium, ranging from animal husbandry and education, to video production, water chemistry and communications. It takes a team to run the Aquarium!
Fee: $95 | Additional Programs: $65 | Maximum: Varies