Bring your homeschool students to the Aquarium

Each month, September through April, the Aquarium hosts engaging STEM-based programs for homeschool learners in grades Kinder, 1-2, 3-5 and 6-8

These specially designed programs will challenge and excite your learners by piquing curiosity, building critical thinking skills, encouraging creativity and hands-on exploration. Class themes are adapted to meet the developmental needs of children at their specific K-8 learning levels.

Homeschool programs are offered in the morning (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) and in the afternoon (1  – 3 p.m.). Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to program start time. Please check our reservations page for dates and times of your child’s grade specific program and time.  Parents/Guardians are required to sign-in their students during check-in and show ID at check out.

  • Grades: Kinder, 1-2, 3-5 and 6-8
    • All programs offered will take place at the Texas State Aquarium at 2710 N Shoreline Blvd.
  • 10 student maximum per class for Kindergarten
  • 20 student maximum per class for grades 1-2, 3-5 and 6-8

Please note: We require paperwork for each student to ensure safety and confidence with parents and Aquarium Staff. This information is part of your registration process and must be filled in when you register.

Homeschool 2018-2019

Adaptations Academy

Defense, body shape, locomotion and camouflage are all examples of animal adaptations. Join Texas State Aquarium’s Education Team to discover what adaptations are and how the animals use them to survive in their habitats. Using STEM process skills, your students will be immersed in our “living lab” to observe the adaptations in action.

  • December 12, 2018

    Safety First

    Keeping oneself alive is a daily task for animals. Observe our residents and discover their defense adaptations.

  • January 16, 2019

    Locomotion Commotion

    Flap your wings, swish your tail, or crawl on into this month’s Homeschool. We are all about moving around! Getting to your food or away from predators is important for survival, and each animal has a unique way of doing so. Find the flyers, swimmers, and crawlers that make Texas State Aquarium home.

  • February 13, 2019

    Coloration Carnival

    Camouflage is not just used for hunting or hiding. Animals also use camouflage to confuse, warn, and distract other animals. Join us this month for a carnival of color and patterns.

  • March 20, 2019

    Partner Up

    Animals interact with other organisms all the time. This month we will learn about symbiotic relationships and see how these behavioral adaptations help the pairs survive in their habitat.

  • April 17, 2019

    Making it all Work

    During this final course, we will use all of the information learned throughout the year to discover adaptations of animals we have not yet seen. We will head to the field to observe animals and how they use adaptations.


Student price: $13.00 per student

If you have questions or need more information please contact Rosanna Gossett at or 361-881-1204.

Request Your Reservation

Registration for Homeschool programming will close at noon on the Friday the week before the program is scheduled.