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Aquatic Critters

Field Trip Experience

  • Duration

    Single Day

  • Grades

    Pre-K - 1

  • Price

    $5 per person

  • Where

    Main Aquarium Campus


Horseshoe crab, hermit crab, whelk—oh my! Add this hands-on presentation to your National Aquarium field trip experience to meet and marvel at remarkable horseshoe crabs, just like those that appear on Atlantic beaches each spring. Participants will learn what hermit crabs and whelks have in common and examine live specimens and artifacts from these animals.

Live animals: Yes, as available

Duration: 20 minutes

Maximum number of students: 50

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