School Program Registration and Fees

The Seattle Aquarium is a wealth of undersea information for educators, kids, parents and visitors. Here's your chance to get face-to-fin with marine life. Through specialized teacher programs, field trip opportunities, events and other marine resources, everyone can learn to share the knowledge and encourage the protection of the Sound that surrounds us all.

School Group Admission and
Program Fees

On–site programs are free with admission. Rates apply to pre–registered school groups of 10 or more paying visitors with one person paying for the entire group.

2013–2014 School Admission Fees

October 7, 2013–June 13, 2014
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.

Note: the Aquarium will be closed all day Friday June 6, 2014

Classroom Programs

Times: 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm and 1:45pm

Program length for Pre–K is 30 minutes; program length for grades K–12 is 45 minutes.

Fees: Classroom programs are free with admission

Minimum number of students is 10; maximum number of students for Pre–K is 25; grades K–12 is 32.

Off-Site Programs

Preschool Outreach
Prgoram length for Pre–K is 45 minutes

Fees: $120 per program; $80 per additional program.

Limited to 30 participants per program, and four programs per day.

Seasonal Field Labs

Fees: $400 for classroom program at your school and naturalist in the field; $300 for naturalist in the field and program at the Aquarium. Descounted rates of $200 at your schoool or $150 at the Aquarium for each additional class of 32 students.

Limited to 32 students per program. Total number of students may be limited by the field location.

Killer Whale Tales Outreach

Free to qualified classes. This dynamic outreach program about orca whales includes storytelling, slides, video and real orca calls plus hands-on experiential science activities that bring the field to your classroom.

Conservation Education Scholarship Fund

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

How to Schedule Your Program


Fill out a registration form below. Our registrar will contact you to confirm your program and registration time.

  • One adult chaperone for every five students is required.
  • Check with cashier at entry for information about designated eating areas.
  • Reserve a minimum of 3–4 weeks in advance of your desired date, even earlier if you want a day in the Spring.
  • Reservations are confirmed by email within one week of registration. If you do not receive a confirmation letter, please call the registrar at (206) 386-4353.
  • Cancellations must be made at least one week in advance, or subject to a $25 fee per class.
  • Program class size: Pre-K through Kindergarten: 10-25 students; Grades 1-12: 10-32 students.
  • All exhibits and classrooms are wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation is available upon request with two weeks notice.
  • Information/questions:
  • Orientation video


Self guided visit.

Request registration here

Want a School Program?

Programs are available from
October 7, 2013 to June 13, 2014
Request registration here

Want a Salmon Field Lab?

Request Salmon Field Lab here

For a Preschool Outreach

Programs are available Monday–Friday,
$120 per program; $80 per additional program.
Request Outreach here