Seattle Aquarium café closed for upgrades October 16–27
You can look forward to new equipment and streamlined service when the café reopens on October 28—we appreciate your understanding!

Homeschool groups

Family Science Weekend

May 27-29, 2017

Participate in activities to learn about science and research taking place at the Seattle Aquarium. Hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations will help the whole family discover science in a fun way. MORE >

Special rate of $10 per person for homeschool groups! Please notify the cashier that you are a homeschool group when you check in.

Discover Science Weekend and Family Science Weekend

November 10-12

Join us at the Seattle Aquarium for fun, hands-on science including looking for plankton, learning about Aquarium research, and more!

Special rate of $10 per person for homeschool groups! Please notify the cashier that you are a homeschool group when you check in for this event.


 

School programs

Join us for a classroom program or self-guided visit for your group of 10 or more (school group rates apply). Programs are available for students in Pre-K through grade 12. Supplemental scavenger hunts and workbooks are available on the website.

Register your group here.


 

Programs at your location or in the field

If you can’t make it to the Aquarium, our classroom or field-based programs will come to you. MORE >


 

Teacher resources

Tools to help you share the wonder of the marine environment with your students. MORE >


Preschool Outreach

Our classroom-based programs will come to your Pre-K center! Sign up to have us bring hands-on expereinces into your classrooms. There are four topics to choose from. Learn more about these programs and register at SeattleAquarium.org/Preschool-Outreach.


 

Beach and Salmon field labs

Our two-part Beach field lab program gives your students an introduction to Northwest intertidal animals either in your classroom or at the Aquarium and then, on a separate trip, you'll see many of these great invertebrates in their local habitat. Select beaches are available based on your school's location.

In the two-part Salmon field lab program, a presentation at the Aquarium or your classroom is followed by a field program that explores selected sites on the Cedar River near Renton when salmon are spawning. Students will see salmon, investigate salmon habitat and learn how we share the river with the fish.


 

Marine summer camps 2015

The Seattle Aquarium offers unique camps for kids and teens entering grades K–10 in Fall 2015. Registration is now open.


 

Youth Ocean Advocates teen volunteer program

The Aquarium’s Youth Ocean Advocates teen volunteer program provides students in grades 9–12 with an opportunity to volunteer their time, talents and passion in support of the Aquarium’s mission. Youth volunteers develop marine science and communication skills while educating the public, participating in field conservation activities and much more. For more information, click here.

Become a member

Enjoy a full year of unlimited access to the Aquarium and a wide range of members-only benefits. Become a member!

Pacific Coral Reef Activity Backpack

Pacific coral reef activity backpack

Members-only Pacific coral reef activity backpack (available October-March)

Check out our activity backpacks, filled with games, activities and books that will help children learn more about the Pacific coral reef habitat. Appropriate for ages 4–6.


 

Toddler Time
(Program available October–February)

From dressing up like an octopus to fish-print painting and water play with ocean animal toys, Toddler Time will keep even the busiest of bodies engaged and entertained. A myriad of developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities await for tots to explore.


 

Welcome to the Gills Club

The Gills Club is Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's STEM-based education initiative dedicated to connecting youth with female scientists from around the world, sharing knowledge and inspiring shark and ocean conservation. The Seattle Aquarium is your local Gills Club host meeting site! Meetings are held on select Sundays and open to Seattle Aquarium and Gills Club members, youth ages 6–12; must be accompanied by an adult, families welcome.

SeattleAquarium.org/gills-club


 

Marine summer camps 2018

The Seattle Aquarium offers unique camps for youth entering grades K–10 in fall 2018.

Find more information here: SeattleAquarium.org/camps-family-programs.

Questions about these opportunities?
Please email us at education@seattleaquarium.org.