Please view our orientation video.
Fall and winter months have fewer school groups in classrooms and exhibits and are generally the best times to visit the Aquarium.
Review School Programs Guide to select program topic.
Reserve Aquarium visits 2-4 weeks in advance of your visit.
Check school/organization calendars for date conflicts.
Select three potential dates and times, as your first choice may not be available.
After the Registrar receives your request form, you will be contacted to confirm your reservation.
Request registration here
Want a school program?
Programs are available from October 7, 2013 to June 13, 2014Monday-FridayRequest a school program here
Want a Salmon Field Lab?
Request Salmon Field Lab here
For preschool outreach
Programs are available Monday–Friday, $120 per program; $80 per additional program.Request outreach here
If you need assistance, contact the Aquarium Registrar Monday-Friday, from 7:30am-3:30pm at (206) 386-4353 or by email.
Chaperones are an important part of every successful Aquarium visit. The Aquarium requires one adult for every five students. Chaperones must remain with students throughout the visit. Groups without sufficient adult supervision may not be admitted.
Download tips for teachers and chaperones.
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.
Entry times are staggered to prevent crowding during highest attendance hours from February–September. Large groups will be staggered as well. Please keep to your scheduled entry time to help alleviate overcrowding for everyone. Click here to download the School Programs Guide for more information about classes and programs offered by the Aquarium.
Aquarium memberships are not to be used with school field trips. For more information, please review our FAQ section.