Homeschool Field Trips

Homeschool Programs

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We are thrilled that you have chosen the National Aquarium, for your next homeschool field trip. A visit to the Aquarium is your students' passport to discovering the world's aquatic treasures! Our programs are specifically designed to engage homeschoolers in fascinating science topics. Below is a list of our upcoming programs, as well as information to assist in the planning of your field trip.

2015-2016 Home school programs on sale June 10, 2015 at 9a.m.

Homeschool Days

September 16, 17, 18 2015

Living Seashore

Join the National Aquarium for the 2015 Homeschool Days program. Homeschool families will start their day with an Auditorium program focusing on the newest exhibit at the Aquarium and its inhabitants, Living Seashore. After the program, families will get the chance to go on a self-guided tour of the aquarium, with a learning passport in hand. Families will get the opportunity to visit hands-on learning stations throughout the building focusing on everything from seashore creatures, beach treasures and marine debris.

We will be offering this program on three days:

Programs

Date                            Time
September 16, 2015       9 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
September 17, 2015      9 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
September 18, 2015      9 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Program prices, themes and schedule are subject to change.

Chaperone Fees 
Each reservation includes one free adult chaperone admission for each group of up to five students. Additional chaperones are welcome at $27.95 per person (Aquarium admission only).

Program Fees

Maryland Homeschool Groups
Grades Pre–K-12

$15 per student per day

Out-of-State Homeschool Groups
Grades Pre–K-6

$33.95 per student per day

Out-of-State Homeschool Groups
Grades 7–12

$36.95 per student per day

Chaperone and program fees include Aquarium admission only. 4-D Immersion Theater tickets can be purchased at the Information Desk near the 4D Immersion Theater on the day of your visit.

Monthly Homeschool Programs

First and Third Mondays of the Month (October, November, and December)

Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month (January and February)

October 2015–February 2016
Grades 6-12 meet from 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Grades K–2 meet from 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5 meet from 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Program Date Theme

Around the World with (or at) the National Aquarium

  • October 5, 19: North America
  • November 2, 16: South America
  • December 7, 21: Arctic and Antarctica
  • January 11, 25: Australia
  • February 8, 22: Our World Ocean

Chaperone Fees
Each reservation includes one free adult chaperone admission for each group of up to five students. Additional chaperones are welcome at $27.95 per person (Aquarium admission only).

Program Fees

Maryland Homeschool Groups
Grades K-12
$15 per student per program
$60 per student for all five programs

Out-of-state Homeschool Groups
Grades K-5

$33.95 per student per program
$154.75 per student for all five programs

Grades 6-12
$36.95 per student per program
$169.75 per student for all five programs

Contact Central Reservations to make a reservation
By phone: Call 410-576-3833, Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 
By email: reserve@aqua.org

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How to Reserve

Step 1

Contact Central Reservations to Reserve
•By phone: Call 410-576-3833, Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 
•By email: reserve@aqua.org


Step 2

Confirm Your Reservation
Upon receipt of your reservation acknowledgement, verify all information and return the signed agreement. You must confirm your reservation at least 21 days prior to your visit to prevent cancellation.


Step 3

Download Additional Resources

Homeschool Pre-trip Planning Packet
Prepare for your upcoming homeschool program.

Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Answers
Download this fun and engaging scavenger hunt for students grades 1–5.

Souvenir Order Form
Pre-order souvenir kits for your students.

Box Lunch Menu and Order Form
Great for groups! Pre-order box lunches for the day of your visit.

Teacher's Curriculum Guide
This guide prepares teachers and chaperones for a successful and educational field trip to the National Aquarium, Baltimore.

Student Activity Guide, Grades 3–5
Student Activity Guide, Grades 6–8
Student Activity Guide, Grades 9–12
These guides provide activities for before, during, and after a field trip to the National Aquarium, Baltimore. All the activities are correlated to the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum.

Teacher Booklets
Teacher booklets contain pre- and post-Aquarium-visit activities on a variety of subjects for students of all grades.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

You must cancel your reservation more than 21 days in advance of your scheduled visit to receive a full refund of payments. If you cancel your reservation less than 21 days in advance, or fail to arrive at your scheduled entry time, you forfeit the deposit and all program fees.

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4-D Immersion Films

4-D Theater

Shows Daily

The Aquarium's 4-D Immersion Films bring you closer to the sights, sounds and smells of the action.

Learning Tools

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Download Learning Tools

Find classroom activities and fact sheets on a variety of subjects for teachers and students.