The Aquarium is currently open to the public. In response to COVID-19, we’ve made some essential changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Maryland: Mountains to the Sea

Virtual Field Trip

  • Duration

    Single Day

  • Grades

    PreK – 12; Maryland Schools Only

  • Price

    Free for Maryland schools

  • Where

    Online

Overview

Bring the wonder of a National Aquarium field trip to your students with this video presentation and virtual tour of our recently refreshed Maryland: Mountains to the Sea gallery led by an Aquarium expert.

After viewing the video tour, your class will enjoy a live, pre-scheduled virtual Q&A session with an Aquarium educator. Students will learn how water moves across our state from the Allegany streams to the Atlantic Ocean. Along the journey, students will learn about the unique aquatic habitats found throughout our state and how native animals have adapted to live in these environments.

Live animals: Presentation will include a look at exhibit animals

Minimum number of students: 12

Maximum number of students: 35

Duration: 40 minutes

For fall 2020, National Aquarium field trips and education programming are available only online; no in-building field trips are available. This special Maryland: Mountains to the Sea program is free with advance reservation for Maryland schools qualifying for free MSDE Aquarium field trips.

Accessing Virtual Programs

The National Aquarium uses Zoom as our platform for delivery of virtual programming.

Cancellation Policy

You must cancel your reservation 21-or-more 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.

Additional Experiences

Additional virtual programming is available for MDSE qualifying and other schools interested in making the National Aquarium part of their fall 2020 school experience. For a complete listing of available programs, please visit our Education Programs page.

Smaller school groups hoping to visit the National Aquarium this fall may contact reserve@aqua.org or 410-576-3833.

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