On-site classroom programs

Pre-K: Ages 3–5

Conservation education fund scholarships

Scholarship assistance for admission, transportation to the Aquarium and off-site programs is available to qualifying schools. Scholarships are awarded as funding is available. Priority will be given to 40 percent or greater free and reduced lunch or equivalent schools, Head Start, ECEAP, special needs and ESL/ELL classes. Limited funding available. Please request a scholarship online when registering for programs.

Sea Stars, Urchins & Friends

October 2, 2017–June 8, 2018

We will not be offering classroom programs on the following dates:
November 20–24, 2017
December 18, 2017–January 5, 2018
February 19–28, 2018
May 31, 2018
June 1, 2018

Meet five different Puget Sound seashore animals: sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs, sea anemones and clams. Through discussion, movement and song, students will learn fun facts about the animals and their habitat while reviewing colors and numbers. Explore even more during the free-choice activity time that includes a live animal station, magnet board and puppet play, a reading and puzzle corner, and a letter-matching activity. This introductory marine science program is perfect for preschools, Head Start classes, day care centers and other groups of young children.


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Self-guided tour

Discover the Seattle Aquarium with your students! Guide them through face-to-face interactions with marine animals as they explore the exhibits, from the cool waters of Puget Sound to the coral reefs of the tropical Pacific. Make sure to stop by our hands-on tide pools and interact with a diver at one of our interpretive shows.


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