Resources for use at the Seattle Aquarium
All programs are aligned with the Washington State Science EALRs and Ocean Literacy Principles. For information about standards specific to each program, please click here for classroom program standards.
Teacher planning pass
After you have received your field trip confirmation email, you may request a one-time teacher planning pass from our registrar. We encourage you to visit the Aquarium before your field trip to help with your planning process. The planning pass will be available to pick up at the admission gate with your school ID.
Resources for self-guided field trips to the beach
Chaperone guide for the beach
Species identification guides
Explore our Puget Sound beaches
Eelgrass or kelp forest
Tide pool animals
If you are a classroom teacher and have taken your class to the beach within the past school year, please click here to fill out a short survey.
Resources for use in your classroom
Puget Sound orca information
Solar power at the Seattle Aquarium
In partnership with Seattle City Light, the Seattle Aquarium installed a 49-kilowatt-hour photovoltaic array on the roof of Pier 59. The array generates electricity for Seattle City Light’s second Community Solar project. To view live readings of how much power the Community Solar project is generating at the Seattle Aquarium and to learn more about solar power, click here.
Interested in curriculum and activities? Developed and managed by Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), Solar 4R Schools provides schools nationwide with hands-on teaching tools such as science kits, lesson plans and photovoltaic solar arrays so students can learn about solar, wind and other renewable energy technologies.
Check out our Sustainability page to see the Seattle Aquarium’s other green practices.