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Outreach Programs

Our outreach programs bring the Seattle Aquarium to you!

Tide Pool Friends

For Pre-K Students

Bring our Tide Pool Friends program to your classroom/location! It’s designed to empower your students to answer the questions, “What’s a tide pool? What lives there? And how are these animals like me?” Through storytelling and movement, students learn about four different Puget Sound tide pool animals and their habitat. Activity stations provide opportunities to practice counting and sorting, explore textures with kinetic sand and shells, play with puppets, and imagine life as a crab hunting for food. This program ends with a story time and space to wonder about what other friends might exist in our local tide pools.

This introductory marine science program is perfect for preschools, Head Start classes, day care centers and other groups of children ages 3–6. Please note that our outreach programs do not include live animals.

Location: Your classroom/location (mileage and ferry fees may apply to groups outside of King County).
Duration: 45 minutes.
Cost: $300 for the first class, $150 for each additional class, up to four classes per day (up to 25 students).

Scholarships available; please contact for more information.

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.

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