School Programs

Get face-to-fin with marine life with the Seattle Aquarium. We offer a wealth of undersea information for educators, kids, parents and visitors. Through specialized teacher programs, field trip opportunities, events and other marine resources, everyone can learn to share the knowledge and encourage the protection of the Sound that surrounds us all.

School Programs

Registration is now open for the 2013–2014 school season.
Our education programs introduce students to the marine world through interactive, hands-on classes. All classes are designed to meet the Washington State Science Standards.

Programs are free with admission. Scholarship admission and transportation assistance is available for qualifying schools. For more information on the Conservation Education Scholarship Fund, click here.

Beach Field Lab

Spring is a great time to explore our local beaches and what better way to do it than with a naturalist from the Seattle Aquarium? Our two-part Beach Field Lab program gives your students an introduction to Northwest intertidal animals either in your classroom or at the Aquarium and then, on a separate trip, you will see many of these great invertebrates in their local habitat. Select beaches are available based on your school's location. Click here to learn more and register for this program. If you’re visiting the beach on your own check out these tips before you go.


Do you homeschool? Check out the many different ways your group can experience the Seattle Aquarium. Click here for homeschool programs.

Plan a Visit

Half the fun of classroom visits is getting the students excited to learn. But logistics are key to a successful program. Here are some steps to help you along. MORE>>

Self-Guided Visit

Explore the Aquarium with your students. Note: there is no need to sign up for a self-guided visit if you are registering for a class program. MORE>>

Teacher Resources and Workshops

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

Puget Sound Sleepover

Our Puget Sound Sleepover program has filled for the season. Thank you for your interest.