Brain Coral

Teacher Orientation

Make the most of your field trip experience at the National Aquarium by attending a free teacher orientation before bringing your students.

The 60-Minute Teacher Orientation Includes:

  • Information about animals at the Aquarium
  • An insider's look at new exhibits
  • Chaperone tips
  • A review of your reservation
  • Ideas for pre- and post-visit activities
  • Free curriculum materials

The Orientation Is Required If You Are:

  • Accompanying a school from Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery or Prince George's Counties, or Baltimore City
  • Receiving free or reduced admission and visiting between September 1, 2018, and March 15, 2019.

Available Orientation Dates and Times

Saturday Orientations Time
September 15, 2018 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
September 29, 2018 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
October 13, 2018 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
November 3, 2018 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
December 1, 2018 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
January 19, 2019 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
February 9, 2019 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
Tuesday Orientations Time
September 18, 2018 4:00 pm
October 2, 2018 4:00 pm
October 16, 2018 4:00 pm
November 13, 2018 4:00 pm
November 27, 2018 4:00 pm
December 11, 2018 4:00 pm
January 8, 2019 4:00 pm
January 29, 2019 4:00 pm

Bring a Teacher Orientation to Your School

Special sessions for groups of 20 or more teachers may be arranged. Call 410-576-3833 for more information.

Back to the Top

To request a field trip to the National Aquarium, please fill out this form.

To request a program at the Animal Care and Rescue Center, please fill out this form.

To contact the Central Reservations department, call 410-576-3833, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm, or email reserve@aqua.org.

National Aquarium - Oscar

Teacher Workshops

The Aquarium provides many learning opportunities for teachers.

Learn About Teacher Workshops

Group Visits

Plan a Field Trip