Enhance your field trip
In addition to our amazing aquarium experience, we work closely with teachers to develop educational programs to enhance your students' visit. Our school programs explore animal behavior, habitats, adaptations, ecosystems, anatomy and water chemistry.
- Curriculum linked activities
- Programs meet Minnesota State Academic Standards
- 45 minute programs customized for grade levels PreK - 12th Grade
- Before and after visit resources
Homes in the Sea
Pre-k & Kindergarten
Visit creatures at home in the sea! Dive in to explore the fascinating and diverse habitats in our world’s oceans and the animals that call them home! Students will discuss what we as humans need to survive, how animals and all living things have similar needs, and what makes the perfect underwater home for some of the world’s most amazing creatures!
1st - 5th Grade
Invite students to learn about some of our core SEA LIFE creatures! As they dive into the worlds of sharks, jellyfish, and seahorses, students will think about the importance of animal welfare and use core aquarium standards to create their own creature tanks!
3rd - 5th Grade
Invite students to become Sea Defenders! They will investigate why it is important to protect our oceans and how their daily actions can impact marine environments. Students will be inspired to make changes in their lifestyle and actively contribute toward solutions.
6th - 8th Grade
Invite students to become Habitat Explorers as they dive deep into the ocean habitats of some of our SEA LIFE creatures! Thinking about habitats and adaptation, students will consider the challenges of different micro-habitats in the ocean, matching creatures and their adaptations to the different zones that they discover, and eventually creating their very own sea creatures!
SEA LIFE Careers
9th - 12th Grade
Invite students to consider a career at SEA LIFE! They will explore the diverse range of job roles within SEA LIFE and the skills required for each of them, considering what it takes to become part of our incredible team and the types of challenges that employees face on a daily basis. Students will be encouraged to think about both their short-term and long-term goals for the future; they will be inspired to make the most of their skills in order to follow their dreams!
Behind the Scenes Tours
1st Grade & Up
Join expert guides to discover how we care for thousands of creatures in Minnesota's largest aquarium! This 45-minute interactive experience is a fan favorite! The guided tour immerses you in our world of feeding and caring for creatures. Discover how we create an ocean right here in the heart of Minnesota and journey up on deck above the Ocean Tunnel to come within inches of giant sharks, sea turtles and more.
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