**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 Admission Rates
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* 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:
School & Youth Program Specialist
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.
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