education programs that open eyes to the world outside

From students to teachers and field trips to travel camps,  the Aquarium has education programs perfectly suited to educate, engage and inspire.


Great American Teach-In

The Florida Aquarium is a proud participant in the Great American Teach-In, with a staff that enjoys promoting our passions, careers and interests to young people in Tampa Bay and beyond.

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Sea Stars Student Achievement Program

Students (K-12) who receive As and/or Bs; Es and/or Ss; or perfect attendance can receive a free child's admission to the Aquarium with a paid adult admission (adult admission for this program is 50% off per person; maximum of two adults at this rate). For Florida residents only and not valid with group entrance. 

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The Florida Aquarium's AquaTots program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian every Wednesday (September - April) from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Each class is designed to encourage interaction with parent and child through story time, craft making, activity center play and touring the Aquarium.

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Fascinated by marine science, biology, and ecology? Then dive into homeschool classes at the Aquarium! Participants can learn about the marine environment and all of its wonder. Each month focuses on a different theme all while exploring the fascinating world of marine science! Classes available for homeschool students ages 6-14. Join Us for Homeschool Day on August 23, 2019!  


Homeschool Students

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Homeschool Teen Students

Homeschool Teen Information

Conservation Education is designed for students between the ages of 15 and 18. 

Conservation Education is a project-based program that over the course of six sessions will introduce students to conservation issues facing sea turtles and coral. Most of the sessions take place at The Florida Aquarium; however, the second session will meet at the Center for Conservation in Apollo Beach. During this special session, students will meet with biologists to tour the Sea Turtle Hospital and Coral Greenhouse. In the following sessions, students will hone their public speaking skills while they design and carry out conservation-based projects focused on helping sea turtles or coral. Finally, on the last day, students will present their outcomes to staff and family at The Florida Aquarium.

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Educator Programs

Aquarium educator programs are designed to meet specific Sunshine State Standards / FCAT Benchmarks, information about alignment is included in the teacher materials. Gallery activity packets, chaperone guides and scavenger hunts are also available.

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Outreach Programs

The Florida Aquarium's outreach programs provide both students and teachers with a hands-on opportunity to learn about animals and environmental science right at their own school or facility. 

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Girl and Scouts BSA

Come to the Aquarium for an in-depth Scout workshop that fulfills some badge and journey requirements. Scout programs include hands-on activities and all supplies, admission to the Aquarium before and/or after program. All Scout programs require a two week notice. 

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