On-Site Classes At The Seattle Aquarium

We’re excited to welcome back Pre-K to grade 12 students for classes here at the Seattle Aquarium!

Please note: We are at capacity for on-site classes for the remainder of the 2022–2023 school year and have no more slots available. We do have limited availability for self-guided visits (field trips with no additional programming). Please see our self-guided visit page for more information.

Fall programming will be available beginning in October 2023. Please check back in September for details about when registration will open. 

If you have questions, please contact registration at (206) 693-6196 (Monday–Friday, 8am to 5pm) or registration@seattleaquarium.org.

Thank you for your interest in the Seattle Aquarium's educational programming!

All of our programs focus on the marine ecosystems, including our local Salish Sea. Our educators will guide you and up to 32 of your students through lessons that support Next Generation Science Standards while giving your students agency to influence the class based on their prior knowledge and interests.

All classes take place in our classrooms here at the Seattle Aquarium as part of a field trip. If you’re interested in a distance learning class instead, which we can broadcast to you, please visit our distance learning page. After booking your program, you will receive more information to help your students prepare for a visit to the Aquarium and their exciting class. Admission to the Aquarium is included with your class.

Each of our classes has a grade-level range, and within that range our skilled educators will tailor the class for your specific grade level. We encourage active student participation during the program, and we plan on answering a lot of questions! Most classes also include special live animal interactions with the tide pool creatures in our care within the classroom, including opportunities to directly interact with our classroom animal ambassadors. Pricing and scholarship information is available on the registration page.

Explore the different discussion topics below.

Class Topics (click to expand)
K–Grade 2
Grades 3–5
Grades 6–8
Grades 9–12