Watermen on the Bay

Outreach Program

  • Duration

    Single Day

  • Grades

    3 - 8

  • Price

    $375 Per Session

  • Where

    Your School or Location


Before it was home to our cities and towns, our Chesapeake Bay region was a simple coastal salt marsh—and it still is!

The National Aquarium education team will bring your students a new understanding of our region by demonstrating what life is like for Chesapeake Bay watermen, including an exploration of a coastal marsh, the animals that live there and the challenges they face. You'll discover the importance of this unique habitat, threats to its survival and how you can influence its future.

Bring the wonder of the aquatic world to your school by selecting this Chesapeake-themed National Aquarium auditorium presentation. The Aquarium's education team will bring the science—and the fun—to your school, including costumes and artifacts from the Bay way of life, and more, all coordinated to support Next Generation Science Standards.

Live animals: No
Duration: 60 minutes
Maximum number of students: 300

Outreach Programs in Your School or Location

The National Aquarium will begin accepting requests for education outreach programs for the 2024-25 school year in July 2024. These outreach programs are available November through April. Multiple programs on the same day in the same location may be available for an additional fee.

*Depending on your location, travel fees of $25 to $100 may be applicable.

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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