The Education Team at the Aquarium is taking vigilant precautions to protect our staff and your students. Shortened programs, mask requirements, and social distancing are all in place and practiced with consistency to ensure everyone’s safety.
Aquarium self-guided field trips and EcoVenture classes are available for K-12 and are targeted to generate excitement about science. Our classes are free, CORE based, and feature hands on activities and encounters. Click below to learn more about these programs and book your trip.
Our outreach programs visit 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade classrooms to support Utah science curriculum and inspire the future stewards of our Living Planet. Click below to learn more about these programs.
The Rainforest Van is offered to 2nd grade students throughout Utah. The content is specifically designed to correlate with the Utah Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards. This program creates an experience for students to explore the structure and function of animals from tropical rainforests around the planet.
Utah Waters Van
The Utah Waters Van is offered to 4th grade students throughout Utah. The content is specifically designed to correlate with the Utah Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards. In this program students will explore Utah environments and the special adaptations and abilities of the animals that live there.
The Ecosystem Van is offered to 6th grade students throughout Utah. The content is specifically designed to correlate with the Utah Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards. This program explores various ecosystem interactions both large and small and encourages students to have a positive impact on their own ecosystem.
Virtual Animal Encounters
Virtual Encounters are a unique way to meet some of the amazing animals that help teach guests about ecosystems from around the world. Many of our Ambassador Animals are not typically viewable with a regular visit to the Aquarium since they travel to classrooms throughout Utah, so this is a special opportunity to meet new animals including snakes, lizards, tortoises, amphibians, parrots, and more. Our cameras will give you closer views than you would typically get in person. This format will also allow us to showcase some behaviors and enrichment activities that may otherwise be unavailable in a public setting, including animal feedings.
There’s a Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Summer Camp for every animal-loving kid!
Teacher Professional Development
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium offers free professional development workshops throughout the school year to public and charter schools teachers.