Field Trip Experience; Outreach Program

  • Duration

    Single Day

  • Grades

    2 - 4

  • Price

    Varies by Location*

  • Where

    Main Aquarium Campus,

    Your School or Location


In this National Aquarium experience, your students will become detectives looking for clues as they deduce how adaptations help animals survive. Your class will observe, compare and study adaptations of Aquarium animals with our expert staff.

This program is available at the Aquarium as a field trip add-on or in your school or location as an outreach program.

Live animals: Yes, as available
Duration: 45 minutes
Minimum number of students: 12
Maximum number of students: 64 at the Aquarium; 30 per session at your school or location
*Price at the main Aquarium campus: $8 per student
*Price at your school or location: $250 for first program; $125 for each additional program booked for the same day

Outreach Programs in Your School or Location

The National Aquarium will begin accepting requests for education outreach programs for the 2024-25 school year in July 2024. These outreach programs are available November through April. Multiple programs on the same day in the same location may be available for an additional fee.

*Depending on your location, travel fees of $25 to $100 may be applicable.

Teacher Resources

Educators, please download and make use of these resource materials developed to align with this program before or after your scheduled session. If you are unable to book an experience with our team but would still like your students to experience this program, we welcome you to download your own copy of this curriculum and add it to your upcoming lesson plans.

Cancellation Policy

You must cancel your reservation at least 21 days prior to your scheduled program to receive a full refund. If you cancel your reservation less than 21 days in advance or fail to participate in your scheduled program, you forfeit all program fees.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

The National Aquarium is dedicated to creating an environment that is inclusive, equitable and accessible to people from all backgrounds. We cannot successfully change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet without connecting with and appreciating the broad diversity of identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that make our community unique.

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