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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Outreach

Programs that Come to You

The Florida Aquarium is proud to offer outreach programs for schools in our community. A visit from an Aquarium instructor, and often an animal ambassador, provide unique opportunities for learning in a familiar classroom setting. Programs are 30 – 60 minutes in length and are available in terrestrial or marine themes.

Water Wheels

A favorite among teachers, Water Wheels provides students with hands-on learning in animal and environmental sciences.

Program Details:

  • Available year-round within 75 miles of The Florida Aquarium. 
  • $195 for first program and $150 for each additional program, plus mileage. 3 programs max. per day except as noted (same day, same site, same program). 
  • Program registration must be made at least two weeks in advance. 
  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is due within one week of reservation. 
  • Full payment is due at least two weeks prior to your scheduled program. 
  • Credit cards or checks are accepted for deposit.  
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Program Options

Program Length: 30 minutes
Max. Students: 20 per program

Animals rely on different senses for survival- some have excellent sight, others have a keen sense of smell, and yet others rely on their sense of touch. Meet a LIVE animal ambassador to make sense of senses!

Grade Levels: PreK-1
Program Length: 30 minutes
Max. Students: 20 per program

Animals have some of the wildest adaptations. Students will meet a variety of The Florida Aquarium’s animal ambassadors to learn about the many characteristics that make them so special.

Grade Levels: 2-12
Program Length*: 30 to 60 minutes
Max. Students: 125 per program

Meet a variety of The Florida Aquarium’s animal ambassadors in this informal education program. Ideal for large groups or groups with a wide age range.

*Program length is determined by age and size of group.

Grade Levels: 1-12
Program Length*: 30 to 60 minutes
Max. Students: 125 per program

Our one ocean comprises a huge portion of the Earth’s surface; living within it are some incredible animals. Marine Megafauna focuses on some of the larger animals swimming in our seas. This game show-like program is loaded with biofacts and interactives that make it a great option for large groups with a wide age range.

*Program length is determined by age and size of group.

Grade Levels: 2-8
Program Length: 45 to 60 minutes
Max. Students: 125 per program

Strange sounds and murky bottoms. What secrets could the swamp be keeping? An expert instructor will take students on a virtual journey through Florida’s treasured wetlands, examining biofacts along the way and meeting a LIVE species ambassador native to the swamp.

Grade Levels 2-12
Program Length: 45 to 60 minutes
Max. Students: 125 per program

Learning to live harmoniously with alligators is key to the safety of human and reptile alike. During the Gator Safety program, students will meet a live alligator and learn how we can coexist with these amazing and important reptiles.

Grade Levels: 3-8
Program Length: 60 minutes
Max. Students: 125 per program

The Great Animal Challenge is designed to test students’ knowledge of the amazing animals that roam the Earth. In this engaging and interactive program, students will have fun learning about amazing adaptations, bizarre behaviors and so much more!