The Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibit is temporarily closed through Fall 2022.

Aquarium Art: Making Exhibits Come to Life

Virtual Experience

  • Duration

    Single Day

  • Grades

    9 - 12

  • Price

    $150 Per Session

  • Where



Creating life-like habitats is one of the most important components of caring for animals in zoos and aquariums. The National Aquarium relies on our Exhibits and Design team to combine art with animal care. Learn how our experts use different art mediums to replicate a variety of natural habitats from ocean reefs to tropical rain forests. Students will get a behind-the-scenes look at our exhibit fabrication room and learn about how an interest in art can lead to a career at the National Aquarium.

Live animals: Your virtual program will include a behind-the-scenes look at parts of our Animal Care and Rescue Center.
Duration: 45 minutes
Minimum number of students: 12
Maximum number of students: 60

Accessing Virtual Programs

The National Aquarium uses Zoom as our platform for virtual programming. If you are required by your school to use a different platform, you will need to arrange in advance to host the session on that platform and invite Aquarium staff to the meeting.

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.

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