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Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Programs

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 for homeschoolers and we are happy to provide information to assist with planning your field trip. Field trips can be booked for groups of 15 or more.

2018-2019 home school programs on sale June 13, 2018 at 9 am.

Homeschool Days: TURTLES!

Turtles, Terrapins and Tortoises! Join the National Aquarium for the 2018 Homeschool Days program. Homeschool families will start their day with an auditorium program focusing on the different types of turtles. After the program, families can enjoy a self-guided tour of the National Aquarium, with a learning passport in hand. Families will have the opportunity to visit hands-on discovery stations, which focus on turtles, their adaptations and habitats.

Homeschool Days are open to pre-k through high school students and are designed to be family learning days.

We will be offering this program on three days:

September 11, 12 and 13, 2018

Programs

Date Time
September 11, 2018 9 am-12:00 pm
September 12, 2018 9 am-12:00 pm.
September 13, 2018 9 am-12:00 pm

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.

Program Fees

Maryland Homeschool Groups
Grades Pre-K-12
$15 per student per day

Out-of-State Homeschool Groups
Grades Pre-K-6
$32.95 per student per day

Grades 7-12
$38.95 per student per day

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

Monthly Home School Programs

Two Mondays per month, October through February, for students in kindergarten through grade 12.

Students must be at least 5 years of age to participate in the K-2 homeschool series class.

The monthly home school program is a drop-off class. Students will be dropped off at one of the Aquarium classrooms for their hour-long session. Homeschool teachers are asked to wait outside of the classroom or explore the Aquarium at their leisure during the class time.

October 2018-February 2019

  • Grades 6-12 (Ages 11+) meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Grades K-2 (Ages 5-7) meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-10) meet from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

2018-19 Theme: Animal Phylums
Program Dates and Themes

  • October 8, 22: Echinodermata
  • November 5, 19: Arthropoda
  • December 3, 17: Mollusca
  • January 14, 28: Annelida
  • February 11, 25: Chordata

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 (participants get one free program for booking the series)

Out-of-state Homeschool Groups
Grades K-5
$31.95 per student per program
$145.75 per student for all five programs (participants receive a discount for booking the full series)

Grades 6-12
$38.95 per student per program
$179.75 per student for all five programs (participants receive a discount for booking the full series)

Inclement Weather Policy

Homeschool programs will be conducted as scheduled unless either the National Aquarium or Baltimore City Public Schools are closed. If for any reason the program is cancelled, the National Aquarium will do its best to reschedule the program for March. In the event the program cannot be rescheduled, all participants will receive a refund.

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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

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.

Harbor Market Kitchen

Dining at the Aquarium

At several convenient dining options throughout the Aquarium, you'll find fresh and healthy food produced with eco-friendly methods.

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4D Theater

4D Immersion Films

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

Shows Daily

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Learning Tools

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

Download Learning Tools