Caring for Corals

Field Trip Experience

  • Duration

    Single Day

  • Grades

    6 - 8

  • Price

    $8 Per Person

  • Where

    Main Aquarium Campus


Coral reef ecosystems around the world are out of balance and vital habitats are being destroyed. Special emphasis will be put on ocean acidification and the effects it has on corals. Learn how the loss of coral reefs affects other parts of the ocean system and why coral is such a critical resource. Students will also be introduced to the work that the National Aquarium is doing to "re-construct" these important habitats.

This program is available at the Aquarium as a field trip add-on.

Live animals: No
Duration: 45 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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