On-site classroom programs

Grades K–2

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.

Sea stars, urchins and friends (Kindergarten)

October 2016–June 2017
Monday–Friday

Meet five different Puget Sound seashore animals: sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs, sea anemones and clams. Through discussion, movement and song, students will learn fun facts about the animals and their habitat while reviewing colors and numbers. Explore even more during the free-choice activity time that includes a live animal station, felt board and puppet play, a reading and puzzle corner, and a letter-matching activity. This introductory marine science program is perfect for preschools, Head Start classes, day care centers and other groups of young children.


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Hands-on tide pool exploration

October 2016–June 2017
Monday–Friday

Get up close and hands on with live tide pool animals. Through the use of puppets, live animals and discussion, students will learn about how these animals survive in their ever-changing habitat and how simple actions can help protect them.


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Salmon exploration

October 2016–June 2017
Monday–Friday

Learn about the life cycle of Seattle’s most iconic animal, the salmon. With the use of storyboards and interactive activities, students will explore salmon from egg to adult and discuss the many different factors that affect these amazing fish.


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Self-guided tour

Discover the Seattle Aquarium with your students! Guide them through face-to-face interactions with marine animals as they explore the exhibits, from the cool waters of Puget Sound to the coral reefs of the tropical Pacific. Make sure to stop by our hands-on tide pools and interact with a diver at one of our interpretive shows.

 

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