Teacher Resources and Workshops

Before your visit to the Seattle Aquarium

Check out our orientation video for successful field trip.


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

Seattle Aquarium Scavenger Hunt

One-page scavenger hunt for students. Click here to download the Scavenger Hunt.

Exploration Notebook

A guided booklet that has pre and post activities for students in grades 3-6. Click here for the Exploration Notebook.

Seattle Aquarium Workbook

The Seattle Aquarium has self-guided workbooks available, intended for grades 4-6. You can request the workbooks when you register and they will be given to your group when you check in at the Aquarium. Workbooks are in color, come with pencils and are meant to focus on Aquarium exploration. Available in English and Spanish.

Seattle Aquarium 2013-2014 School Programs Guide

Full listing of all the school group programs offered by the Aquarium. Click here to download the 2013-2014 Educators Guide.

Puget Sound Orca Whale Curriculum

Includes activities to use before or after your visit.  Click here to download.

Window on Washington Waters Handout

Use this handout to learn more about this popular Aquarium exhibit.  Click here to download.

Explore the Beach: Grades 1-6

This learning kit has everything you need to prepare your class for a beach- and animal-friendly field trip, including hands-on materials, sea life CD and curriculum.
$20/two weeks

Amtrak and the Aquarium

Make the Aquarium your destination as part of the Washington Schools on Trains program. Special fares for school groups traveling anywhere between Portland, OR and Bellingham, WA.
Call (206) 386-4353 to schedule your Aquarium visit, and go to Amtrak's website for train reservations.

Looking for an easy way to handle lunches?

Try our Aquarium café. They can accommodate lunches for groups with a minimum of two weeks advance notice. Contact the Aquarium café at (206) 386-4331.

Want something special for your students to remember their field trip?

Contact our gift store or submit the School Souvenir form. Click here to download the Souvenir form.

Teacher Professional Development

In partnership with NOAA, the Seattle Aquarium presents "Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: Why Do We Explore?” workshop series. This workshop series aims to create a network of Ocean Exploration Teacher Leaders who will bring the excitement of ocean exploration into their classrooms through cross-curricular, standards-based and inquiry-based lessons.


Teacher Workshop
Why Do We Explore?
Professional Development-Part One



For Educators of grades 5-12

Saturday, April 26, 2014
8am-4pm at the Seattle Aquarium
7 clock hours available
Light breakfast, lunch and $50 stipend provided.
$25 refundable deposit required.

Click here to view the flyer.
This workshop is currently full. Please email our registrar (registration@seattleaquairum.org) if you would like to be added to the wait list.


Education E-newsletter

If you would like to sign up for our quarterly education e-newsletter to find out more about programs for you and your students, let us know at education@seattleaquarium.org.


Conservation Education Department

If you have questions or would like more information about educational programs, contact us at education@seattleaquarium.org.