9 - 12
$150 Per Session
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.
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.