Early closure alert!
The Aquarium will close early on Thanksgiving Day, November 26: last entry at 3pm; exhibits close at 4pm. The gift store will be open during business hours and the café will be closed.

Off-site programs

Early childhood outreach

Our classroom-based outreach programs will come to your Pre-K center! For ages 3–5.

Ocean animals

What is an animal without a backbone? Learn about some of our Puget Sound invertebrates such as squid, mussels and sea stars. Games, puppets, songs and discussions help students explore the names, locomotion and habitats of these animals.



Seals, whales and otters

What makes a whale a marine mammal? Explore the characteristics of marine mammals with hands-on opportunities to handle pelts, bones, teeth and baleen. Other activities include making marine mammal rubbings and creative dramatics.



Fun with fishes

Learn about Northwest fishes and sharks, including the elusive sixgill sharks of Puget Sound, using real skeletons and teeth. Activities include fish rubbings, storytelling and other fishy fun!


Program fees and length

Program length: 45 minutes

Fees: $120 per program; $80 per additional program on the same day. Maximum of four programs per day.
Fees include up to 50 miles travel (one way). Additional fees will be applied for longer distances and/or ferry travel.

Group size: Limited to 32 students per program.


Conservation education fund scholarships

Scholarship assistance for admission, transportation and off-site programs is available to qualifying schools. Scholarships are awarded as funding is available. Priority will be given to 40 percent or greater free and reduced lunch or equivalent schools, Head Start, ECEAP, special needs and ESL/ELL classes. Limited funding available. Please apply online when registering for programs.