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School programs

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The Seattle Aquarium offers programs for students from preschool through high school—including homeschool! Check out our resources for teachers as well.

Classes and education programs

Self-guided visits

Group rates are available for school groups conducting self-guided visits to the Aquarium. Request a self-guided tour below!

Request a self-guided visit

On-site Classes

Add an exciting and educational class on a variety of marine ecosystems to your class’s visit to the Seattle Aquarium!

View Classes

Distance learning

Seattle Aquarium programming is designed to enhance your school curriculum with digital learning opportunities.

Explore programs

Homeschool Programs

Homeschool families are invited to visit the Seattle Aquarium on Homeschool Days for exclusive programming reserved for your group.

Homeschool days

Outreach Programs

Bring the Seattle Aquarium to you! Our educators offer a variety of programs to bring to your classroom, after-school program, or other organizational space.

Book a class

Coral Conservation Contest for School Students

Are you a teacher for grades kindergarten to fifth? The Seattle Aquarium invites you and your students to participate in a contest celebrating the coral reef inhabitants of the new Ocean Pavilion. Register before February 2, 2024.

Learn about the contest

Teacher Resources

Teacher Newsletter

Join our newsletter to get access to exclusive teaching resources, fun animal facts and the latest news on educational programming at the Seattle Aquarium. Select "Educator Newsletter" on the form below to sign up!

Sign up for the newsletter

Educator Advisory Council

Ready to make a difference in education at the Seattle Aquarium? Join the Educator Advisory Council!

Learn about the council

Teacher Workshops

Dive into on-site and outreach program topics for 2023–2024! Participate in hands-on activities to get an idea of what and how your students will learn from a visit to the Aquarium.

Check back again soon for additional workshop dates.


Website maintenance

Please note: Our ticketing and membership systems will be offline for approximately two hours starting at 9pm Pacific on Tuesday, February 20. During the maintenance window, online ticketing and membership will not be available.

Thank you for understanding.

Support the Seattle Aquarium

Two sea otters at the Seattle Aquarium floating on the water in their habitat, holding onto each other demonstrating a rafting behavior.

With your help, the Seattle Aquarium builds connections with our community to inspire conservation and curiosity for marine life. When you make an end-of-year gift by December 31, you'll be joining us in protecting our shared marine environment—now and for generations to come. Thank you!

An adult sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium looking upwards with its front paws resting on its front.

Giving Tuesday

Make a tax-deductible donation to the non-profit Seattle Aquarium

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 thanks to a very generous anonymous donor!

Sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium laying on its back, raising its head and front paws.

Cyber weekend

Get 15% OFF all memberships!