Off-site programs

Early childhood outreach: for students ages 3-5

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.

Ocean animals

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


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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, and teeth. Other activities include making marine mammal rubbings and creative dramatics.


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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!


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Seattle Aquarium beach field lab

Early childhood beach orientation

An Aquarium staff person will visit your classroom to help your students learn about Puget Sound tide pool animals such as sea stars, mussels and barnacles through games, puppets and songs. Students will also learn how to be kind visitors in these animals’ homes along our local beaches, whether they visit with their family or their class. This program can be booked on its own or along with an early childhood beach field lab.

 

Early childhood beach field lab

Available April–August, depending on tides.

An Aquarium staff member will meet your class at the beach to guide exploration and discovery of the amazing creatures uncovered at local beaches during low tide. Field guides and other exploration tools will be provided. This program can be booked on its own or in combination with the early childhood beach orientation to prepare your students for deeper engagement on their trip to the beach. Bus transportation is not included.

Select beaches are available based on your school's location. If you’re visiting the beach on your own, check out these tips before you go.


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