Aquatic Critters

Field Trip Experience

  • Duration

    Single Day

  • Grades

    Pre-K - 1

  • Price

    $6 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
Minimum number of students: 12
Maximum number of students: 50

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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