Bring the aquarium to you

Are you looking for the Aquarium to come to you?

Our education team travels to visit schools, libraries, and scheduled events to share hands-on, engaging experiences! Our team can travel within the Coastal Bend to share the Aquarium’s mission with you.

  • Jungle Moves


    This is a 30-minute program, best suited for learners in PreK – Kindergarten; each session is $175 and can accommodate up to 30 participants.

    We will move and groove as your students investigate the animals of the Aquarium’s Caribbean Jungle. Students will practice moving like animals, explore animal adaptations for movement, and interact with a live animal.

  • Seaside shells


    This is a 30-minute program, best suited for learners in Kinder – 2nd grade; each session is $175 and can accommodate up to 30 participants.

    Seashells come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, colors too! Students will investigate patterns, textures, colors, and shapes by sorting their own bags of real shells. After learning about the animals that live in shells, they will meet the live animals that call shells home, along with a story about one of these animals.

  • Let's Talk Sharks!


    This is a 50-minute program, best suited for learners in 3rd – 5th grade; each session is $200 and can accommodate up to 30 participants.

    How do sharks survive the challenges of nature and those presented by humans? Students will investigate shark adaptations for swimming, sensing prey and escaping predators. They will also discover how scientists’ study and track sharks in the ocean, and what they can do to save our sharks!

  • Reptiles


    This is a 50-minute program and can be tailored to engage learners of all ages; each session is $200 and can accommodate up to 30 participants.

    Discover some of the Aquarium’s reptile animal ambassadors and identify their adaptations, learning how these features help them survive in their habitats. Participants will learn what types of reptiles call Texas their home and how we can help keep them safe, as well as meet some of these creatures up close and personal.

  • Aquarium to You


    This is a booth style set-up, well suited for large events, festivals, etc. Rates begin at $200 for the first hour and $100 for each additional hour; add a live animal component for an additional $50.

    The Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean are dynamic and diverse ecosystems that support a wide range of life. Learners of all ages will discover some of the many plants and animals that live here, and how human impact affects these organisms, as we bring the Aquarium to you!

About Outreach

  • Pricing includes travel within a 20-mile radius of the Aquarium. For travel outside of this 20-mile radius, a mileage fee of 52¢ per additional mile will be added to the program invoice.
  • Program availability is limited, so please submit your request at least 2 weeks prior to your preferred program date.

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For additional information or questions, please reach:

Nicole Gaertner

361-881-1218

[email protected]