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.
PreK – 12; Maryland Schools Only
Free for Maryland schools
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 spring 2021, 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 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.
Additional virtual programming is available for MDSE qualifying and other schools interested in making the National Aquarium part of their spring 2021 school experience. For a complete listing of available programs, please visit our Education Programs page.