SeaQuest provides enhanced, age-specific STEM centered adventures for learners of all ages. All field trips are led by the aquarium’s staff of educators and aquarists. During each guided tour and hands-on interactive experience, participants will receive:
- An increased appreciation for our planet’s oceans
- A new respect and awe for marine life and the rich aquatic resources of our planet’s wetter 78%
- Understanding of our ecosystems as they engage the senses for maximized learning
- Encounters with sharks, stingrays, sea jellies, octopuses, birds, reptiles, amphibians, tropical and cold water fish and much more
- Free time to explore
Elementary and middle school visitors will enjoy hands on activities designed to test their observation and scientific reasoning skills. Classify animals based on their diet, skeletal structure, and habitat. Learn how omnivores, herbivores, and carnivores have adapted to their environment enabling them to find, hunt, and even eat and digest their food.
Teenage explorers will enjoy live bird demonstrations as the trainers work with the many species of parrots who call the aquarium home. Teens will also learn about animal psychology and how positive reinforcement is often used to train the birds. Learning topics for this age group include symbiotic relationships as well as learning about the invasive species which are taking over certain habitats in the wild such as lionfish, black pacu and the Burmese python.