In response to COVID-19, we’ve made some essential changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Squid Dissection

Virtual Experience

  • Duration

    Single Day

  • Grades

    6 - 12

  • Price

    $95 Per Session

  • Where



Discover the unusual, otherworldly squid through a virtual discussion and lab activities. Watch as Aquarium experts dissect this fascinating animal and learn how the form and function of the squid’s anatomy help this efficient predator survive in the ocean. Your class will come away with a better understanding of animal adaptations.

Live animals: Your virtual presentation will feature a squid dissection.

Minimum number of students: 12

Maximum number of students: 35

Duration: 40 minutes

Thanks to generous support from the Maryland State Department of Education, fees for this program will be waived for the first 2,000 students from Baltimore City Public Schools or Maryland Title 1 schools.

Teacher Resources

Educators, please download and make use of these resource materials developed to align with this program before or after your virtual session. If you are unable to book an experience with our team but would still like your students to experience this program, we welcome you to download your own copy of this curriculum and add it to your upcoming lesson plans.

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.

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.

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