Open Daily 9:30am-5:00pm
From students to teachers and field trips to travel camps, the Aquarium has education programs perfectly suited to educate, engage and inspire.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to learn about our upcoming Open Water Schooling Day, a day for homschoolers to visit the Aquarium!
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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.
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.
Come to the Aquarium for a two-hour, in-depth Scout activities workshop that fulfill 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.
Phone: (813) 273-4000