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.



The Florida Aquarium's AquaTots program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian every Wednesday (September - April) either in-person (12:30 – 1:30 PM) or virtually (11:15 – 11:45 AM). Each class is designed to encourage interaction with parent and child through story time, craft making, activity center play and touring the Aquarium. More information on the AquaTots sessions and schedule is available on the AquaTots flyer.  

2020-2021 aquatots flyer

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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! In-person classes and virtual programs are available for homeschool students ages 6-14. 

2020-2021 Schedule

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Scout Programs

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

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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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Great American Teach-In

The Florida Aquarium is a proud participant of the Great American Teach-In, and this year is no different! To support all learning settings, we created a video highlighting the diverse careers that are needed to make The Florida Aquarium operate.