Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium provides enjoyable, fascinating, and educational field trip experiences for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers of all ages. The 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water in exhibits and galleries at Georgia Aquarium are home to the largest amount of aquatic life you’ll ever find at an aquarium. The aquarium fosters a new appreciation for the world’s aquatic biodiversity through animal encounters, educational programs, “behind the seas” tours, overnight sleepovers, and more. Pre-K through 12 school groups can choose a self-guided aquarium visit (available August-May), or participate in instructor-led programs (available August-May).

contact info

Hrs: See website.

School

At Georgia Aquarium, students will discover the aquatic realm in an immersive learning environment. Self-guided tours allow students to explore all of the animal galleries and see aquarium presentations. Educator-led programs go behind the scenes and focus on predator-prey interactions, animal behavior and survival, habitats, marine careers, and more. All aquarium field trip experiences align with Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). Limited funding is available for Title I schools and non-profit organizations to visit the aquarium through the Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA) program.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Animals, conservation, ecology, marine life, ecosystems, environmental studies.

contact info
Name: Group Sales
Phone: 404-581-4000
Email: groupsales@georgiaaquarium.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies on type of program. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1. Registration: Online. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages. Cost: Fee, Title I Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

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!

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Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium provides enjoyable, fascinating, and educational field trip experiences for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers of all ages. The 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water in exhibits and galleries at Georgia Aquarium are home to the largest amount of aquatic life you’ll ever find at an aquarium. The aquarium fosters a new appreciation for the world’s aquatic biodiversity through animal encounters, educational programs, “behind the seas” tours, overnight sleepovers, and more. Pre-K through 12 school groups can choose a self-guided aquarium visit (available August-May), or participate in instructor-led programs (available August-May).

contact info

Hrs: See website.

Scouts

Scout sleepovers at Georgia Aquarium open up a world of learning for scouts to work towards earning badges. In addition to learning about the different animals at the Georgia Aquarium, scouts will be encouraged to think about ways to protect the environment and aquatic life. Sleepovers include bedtime snacks, breakfast, and next-day entry to select exhibits. Special Georgia Aquarium scout patches, are available for purchase in the gift shop.

supports scout badges in:
Science.

topics covered:
Animals, conservation, ecology, marine life, ecosystems, environmental studies, oceanography.

contact info
Phone: 404-581-4000
Email: groupsales@georgiaaquarium.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 15 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1. Registration: Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

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>>

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium provides enjoyable, fascinating, and educational field trip experiences for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers of all ages. The 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water in exhibits and galleries at Georgia Aquarium are home to the largest amount of aquatic life you’ll ever find at an aquarium. The aquarium fosters a new appreciation for the world’s aquatic biodiversity through animal encounters, educational programs, “behind the seas” tours, overnight sleepovers, and more. Pre-K through 12 school groups can choose a self-guided aquarium visit (available August-May), or participate in instructor-led programs (available August-May).

contact info

Hrs: See website.

Camp

Camp groups will experience everything from penguins and dolphins to sea otters and more at Georgia Aquarium. Interactive exhibits and galleries teach campers about marine habitats, conservation, and a variety of aquatic species. Programs and activities give campers a chance to meet penguins, see how dolphins are trained, and go behind-the-scenes of the sea otter facility. Take your underwater experience even further with a film in the aquarium’s 4D Funbelievable Theater.

contact info
Name: Group Sales
Phone: 404-581-4000
Email: groupsales@georgiaaquarium.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 10:1. Registration: Online. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

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>>

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium provides enjoyable, fascinating, and educational field trip experiences for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers of all ages. The 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water in exhibits and galleries at Georgia Aquarium are home to the largest amount of aquatic life you’ll ever find at an aquarium. The aquarium fosters a new appreciation for the world’s aquatic biodiversity through animal encounters, educational programs, “behind the seas” tours, overnight sleepovers, and more. Pre-K through 12 school groups can choose a self-guided aquarium visit (available August-May), or participate in instructor-led programs (available August-May).

contact info

Hrs: See website.

Homeschool

The Georgia Aquarium offers Tuesdays in the Field for homeschool students, which focuses on new topics each month. During this program, homeschool students will have exclusive access to the interactive Aquanaut Adventures: A Discovery Zone exhibit. Georgia Aquarium educators are dispersed throughout the gallery to lead activities and help homeschoolers engage with the exhibit at their own pace. Homeschoolers will make observations, apply their knowledge, and draw conclusions while learning about conservation, animal classification, and more. Chaperones and homeschoolers can view the rest of the aquarium’s exhibits after the program.

topics covered:
Science, animals, conservation, ecology, marine life, ecosystems, environmental studies.

contact info
Email: education@georgiaaquarium.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 4 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online. Food Options: Food Options: Available Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

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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