Florida Aquarium

At the Florida Aquarium visitors get up close to many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, and others from around the world. Ranked in the top 10 Aquariums in the country by TripAdviser and top 5 Kid-Friendly Aquariums by Parents Magazine, the Florida Aquarium is more than a must-see attraction. The Aquarium works on many conservation fronts, including research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations and to ensure that sharks continue to swim our seas. Exhibits follow the journey of a drop of water from one of Florida's many freshwater springs out to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico and include large simulated wetlands located under a tall glass atrium, a simulated beach and a coral reef community housed in 500,000-gallons of water.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Florida Aquarium

From students to teachers and field trips to travel camps, the Florida Aquarium has programs perfectly suited to educate, engage and inspire. Dive into an amazing undersea experience. With immersive programming, up-close animal encounters and Aquarium tours, it's sure to be a fun-filled aquatic learning experience for your class. Choose from onsite programs that explore the diversity of Tampa Bay habitats or track a lost sea turtle, STEM labs that include studies of sedimentology or squid dissection, sleepovers amongst the fish, boat tours of the bay and so much more!

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Animals, Birds, Classification, Conservation, Ecology ,Environmental Science, Marine Life, STEM.

contact info
Name: Education Reservations Office.
Phone: 813-273-4015
Email: education@flaquarium.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min., 90 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, ASD.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

Florida Aquarium

At the Florida Aquarium visitors get up close to many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, and others from around the world. Ranked in the top 10 Aquariums in the country by TripAdviser and top 5 Kid-Friendly Aquariums by Parents Magazine, the Florida Aquarium is more than a must-see attraction. The Aquarium works on many conservation fronts, including research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations and to ensure that sharks continue to swim our seas. Exhibits follow the journey of a drop of water from one of Florida's many freshwater springs out to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico and include large simulated wetlands located under a tall glass atrium, a simulated beach and a coral reef community housed in 500,000-gallons of water.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

From students to teachers and field trips to travel camps, the Florida Aquarium has programs perfectly suited to educate, engage and inspire. Girl and Boy Scouts Troops can come to the Aquarium for a two-hour, in-depth workshop that fulfills badge and journey requirements. Scout programs include hands-on activities, all supplies and admission to the Aquarium. Workshops cover topics from outdoor wildlife to conservation. A two week notice is required.

supports scout badges in:
Science, Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Animals, Birds, Classification, Conservation, Ecology ,Environmental Science, Marine Life, STEM.

contact info
Name: Education Reservations Office.
Phone: 813-273-4015
Email: education@flaquarium.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min., 90 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, ASD.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

Florida Aquarium

At the Florida Aquarium visitors get up close to many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, and others from around the world. Ranked in the top 10 Aquariums in the country by TripAdviser and top 5 Kid-Friendly Aquariums by Parents Magazine, the Florida Aquarium is more than a must-see attraction. The Aquarium works on many conservation fronts, including research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations and to ensure that sharks continue to swim our seas. Exhibits follow the journey of a drop of water from one of Florida's many freshwater springs out to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico and include large simulated wetlands located under a tall glass atrium, a simulated beach and a coral reef community housed in 500,000-gallons of water.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Florida Aquarium

From students to teachers and field trips to travel camps, the Florida Aquarium has programs perfectly suited to educate, engage and inspire. Dive into an amazing undersea experience. With immersive programming, up-close animal encounters and Aquarium tours, it's sure to be a fun-filled aquatic learning experience for your camp. Choose from onsite programs that explore the diversity of Tampa Bay habitats or track a lost sea turtle, STEM labs that include studies of sedimentology or squid dissection, sleepovers amongst the fish, boat tours of the bay and so much more!

topics covered:
Animals, Birds, Classification, Conservation, Ecology ,Environmental Science, Marine Life, STEM.

contact info
Name: Education Reservations Office.
Phone: 813-273-4015
Email: education@flaquarium.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min., 90 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, ASD.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

Florida Aquarium

At the Florida Aquarium visitors get up close to many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, and others from around the world. Ranked in the top 10 Aquariums in the country by TripAdviser and top 5 Kid-Friendly Aquariums by Parents Magazine, the Florida Aquarium is more than a must-see attraction. The Aquarium works on many conservation fronts, including research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations and to ensure that sharks continue to swim our seas. Exhibits follow the journey of a drop of water from one of Florida's many freshwater springs out to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico and include large simulated wetlands located under a tall glass atrium, a simulated beach and a coral reef community housed in 500,000-gallons of water.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Florida Aquarium

From students to teachers and field trips to travel camps, the Florida Aquarium has programs perfectly suited to educate, engage and inspire. Are your homeschoolers fascinated by marine science, biology, and ecology? Then dive into classes at the Aquarium! Students can learn about the marine environment and all of its wonder. Each month focuses on a different theme all while exploring the fascinating world of marine science. Classes are available for homeschool students ages 6 through 14.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Animals, Birds, Classification, Conservation, Ecology ,Environmental Science, Marine Life, STEM.

contact info
Name: Education Reservations Office.
Phone: 813-273-4015
Email: education@flaquarium.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min., 90 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, ASD.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

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