Hours of Admission

Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Education

Environmental Stewardship Through Education

Since opening in 1995, The Florida Aquarium has concentrated on the fulfillment of our mission to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship of the natural environment through enriching and engaging STEM educational programming delivered to children and families by professionally trained and compassionate educators. With a focus on underserved communities, The Florida Aquarium seeks to build wonder, empathy and action by opening the eyes of all children to the world outside.

The Carol J. & Barney Barnett Learning Center
Through the generous support of Carol J. & Barney Barnett, this cutting-edge learning center helps take marine and environmental sciences to the next level through active learning. The center’s unique design spans 5,000 square feet and features five flexible learning spaces anchored by a circular common space. Each technology-rich learning space has a distinctive theme to encourage learning.

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Field Trips

Dive into an amazing educational experience with a field trip to The Florida Aquarium.

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Outreach

The Florida Aquarium has extensive outreach programs that include mobile artifacts, animal encounters and learning games. Your students will have an opportunity to engage with an Aquarium instructor from the comfort and safety of your program environment.

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Camps

The Aquarium offers a variety of fun-filled, engaging and educational camps throughout the year, including summer and school-year programs.

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Virtual Learning

A full complement of virtual programs opens the door for learning remotely. For those unable to visit the Aquarium, we offer a variety of educational programs that engage students of all ages.

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For Families

The Aquarium offers numerous educational programs to engage children of all ages with scientific discovery, interactive experiences, outdoor exploration and much more.

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For Educators

Visit the Aquarium, or let us come to you! Field trips, on-site science programs, educator outreach, animal ambassadors, games and trivia are a few of the programs and resources available for educators and their students.

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Virtual Discoveries in STEM

We invite teachers and families to utilize a compilation of free resources for learners of ALL ages.

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Scouts

Visit the Aquarium in-person or virtually for an in-depth Scout workshop that fulfills portions of badge and journey requirements.

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The Florida Aquarium would like to thank our sponsors and partners for their ongoing support.