Education programs

Visit the Aquarium with your school or organization

Seattle Aquarium programming is designed to enhance your school curriculum with hands-on learning opportunities. Come to the Aquarium for a self-guided experience, which allows you and your students to explore the Aquarium’s exhibits at your own pace, or attend one of our classroom programs to deepen your students’ learning.

College and university on-site classroom programs

These programs are appropriate for college students enrolled in introductory courses in marine biology, biology, oceanography or similar courses. We may be able to schedule a program outside of our typical classroom program times depending on space and instructor availability, so please inquire when registering.

Programs at your location or in the field

If you can’t make it to the Aquarium, our classroom or field-based programs will come to you. Seattle Aquarium programming is designed to enhance your school curriculum with hands-on learning opportunities. Please note that we do not currently bring any live animals to our off-site programs.

Citizen Science

Citizen scientists are local high school students and teachers, assisted by trained adults, gaining “real world” experience with science and conservation.

Connections partners

Public Programs

Beach Naturalist

Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. 

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Join volunteer naturalists at the Ballard Locks and at four sites along the Cedar River to see and learn about salmon. Discover how you can help to keep these special creatures coming back to the river where they were born. 

Summer Camp

The Seattle Aquarium offers unique camps for youth ages 4-14 in the summer months. Registration will open early 2019 for the year's programs. Check in this winter for more information!

Toddler Time

A myriad of developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities await for tots to explore. For children ages 5 and under; must be accompanied by an adult. Free with Aquarium admission.

Teacher resources

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