AquaTeen Mentoring Program

AquaTeen applications are CLOSED for the 2023-2024 year.

AquaTeens is an exciting way for teens ages 14-17 to explore opportunities in zoo and aquarium careers! We are looking for positive, responsible students with an enthusiasm for learning and having fun. This is a year-round program that requires a commitment of 32 hours per month during the summer (June, July, and August) and 4 hours per semester for Fall and Spring. You must reapply each year.

 AquaTeen Opportunities:

  • Guest Services– Greet and open doors for guests, serve as TSA mascot, complete guest surveys, and act as directional guides and sources of information for guests.
  • H-E-B Splash Park– Help with keeping the area clean, and kids safe and entertained.
  • Fundraising – Work airbrush tattoo machine, games, arts and crafts to support various aspects of the volunteer department.
  • Recycling– Assist with weekly recycling at the Aquarium and participate in scheduled Adopt-A-Beach clean-ups.
  • Exhibit Guide– Learn about the habitats and animals at the Aquarium, assist visitors, and answer questions about the exhibits.


  • Be between the ages of 14-17
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Participate in an interview process
  • If accepted, complete the required training and meet schedule requirement
  • Applications are CLOSED for the 2023-2024 year.

*Program start dates are subject to change.

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