School Programs


Introductory marine science programs perfect for preschools, Head Start classes, day care centers and other groups of young children.

On Site

Sea Stars, Urchins & Friends

Children meet live Puget Sound seashore animals and learn all about them. Activities include flannel board games, and songs.



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 tropical coral reefs of the Pacific. Make sure to stop by our hands-on tide pools, interact with a diver at one of our interpretive shows, and visit our new harbor seal exhibit.


Program Fees, Dates and Times

October 7, 2013–June 13, 2014


Rates apply to pre-registered groups of 10 or more.
Adults/youth age 4 and over: $9
Children age 0-3: free

Passes, discounted tickets, coupons and Seattle Aquarium membership cards are not valid for school group admission fees.

Classroom Programs

Times: 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm and 1:45pm
Program length for Pre–K is 30 minutes
Fees: Classroom programs are free with admission
Minimum number of students is 10; maximum number of students for Pre–K is 25.

Other Information

  • Hands-on inquiry science experiences are emphasized in these programs.
  • Programs align with Washington State Science Standards
  • Topics are seasonal
  • Conservation Education Scholarship Funding is available.

Ocean Literacy

The ocean is the defining feature of our planet. Ocean Literacy means understanding the ocean’s influence on you and your influence on the ocean. There are 7 principles of Ocean Literacy—ideas scientists and educators agree everyone should understand about the ocean.