​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​**In compliance with public facility closures and due to social distancing measures, we will not be offering field trips at  this time.** 

Whether you choose a self-guided visit, an interactive boat trip, or one of our standards-based programs, we can help give your students an unforgettable experience.

See below for information regarding pricing, programs, and frequently asked questions.

School Admissio​n Rates

Aquarium Admission
Onsite Program

* Preschool and Kindergarten groups receive a 1:5 ratio of free chaperones. All others receive a 1:10 ratio of free chaperones.​

How to Make a Reservation

To make reservations for your class or school to visit the Aquarium, please contact:

Guest Services Office
(757) 385-FISH (3474)

For more information on program content, or for assistance in making the most of your school group visit, please contact:

Rachel Clark
School & Youth Program Specialist
(757) 385-0275

Self-Guided Activities

Download and print the Field Trip Guide to help lead students through the exhibit areas. ​

Field Trip Guide

Review a map of the Aquarium to prepare for your visit.

Download a Map of the Aquarium

Lunch Space Options

​An uncovered picnic area is available on the Aquarium grounds with advance reservation. Be sure to ask about it while making your reservation if you would like a space to eat during your trip. If the picnic area is not available, nearby Redwing Park has picnic shelters and playgrounds.

Onsite Programs

Our SOL-based on-site programs are easily added to your field trip. Use the links below for more information about the programs available for your grade level.

Post-trip On Your Own Worksheets

3rd - 6th grade

7th - 12th grade

​Field Trip Feedback

Take the field trip survey to tell us how we're doing and you'll be entered to win a free program, resource kit rental, or free chaperones for your visit. ​

Field Trip Survey


Field Trip FAQs