We offer two school Field Trip options for qualifying school groups:
These visits are designed for schools who would like to explore the Aquarium at their own pace without attending a class. School groups may take as little or as much time as they need, but most people prefer two to three hours to visit every hall.
Self-Guided with EcoVenture Classes
In response to COVID-19 restrictions, EcoVenture Classes are temporarily unavailable.
EcoVenture classes are curriculum-based interactive programs that last about 20 to 30 minutes. Students are divided into groups of 35 or less (usually by class) and the program is presented multiple times so that each group gets a quality, interactive experience.
There is no additional fee to add an EcoVenture Class to your Field Trip, however, space is limited. Classes are subject to the availability of staff and classroom space. If you are planning to participate in these classes, please plan on spending at least two hours at the Aquarium.
- All School Groups visiting the Aquarium must have a reservation.
- Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by submitting a Field Trip Reservation Request through our website (see below). Please allow five to seven business days for your request to be processed. Note: this is a request only and does not guarantee your reservation. We will make every effort to schedule your visit on your preferred date. However, due to various circumstances, your preferred dates may not be available.
- Field Trips arrivals are scheduled 15 minutes apart to facilitate check-in procedures. School groups may begin arriving as early as 9:45 a.m. from June to January and 9:15 a.m. from March to May. When submitting a Field Trip Request, please note that you may be assigned an arrival time that is slightly different than your requested time in order to stagger school group arrivals.
Rescheduling or Cancelling
Once your Field Trip reservation has been made it is difficult to change. We understand that sometimes situations arise that will require you to cancel or reschedule your Field Trip. If this occurs, please click on the button below and fill out the form to request a new date and time. We will do our best to give you your preferred date, but availability may be limited.