Austin Aquarium

At Austin Aquarium, groups will use their five senses to learn about marine life and aquatic resources. The aquarium aims to inspire groups to take an interest in ocean life, appreciate the oceans, and understand benefits of ecosystem conservation. Groups will encounter a variety of animals at the aquarium such as stingrays, tropical birds, an octopus, sharks, snakes, iguanas, and more in over 30 exhibits led by aquarium educators, biologists or aquarists. Educational programs and age-specific activities allow groups to experience feeding the animals, holding snakes, petting friendly fish, and interacting with a Giant Pacific Octopus. Field trips meet TEKS requirements. Inquire about special group pricing for low income school districts.
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Contact Info
Address: 13530 N. Hwy 183 #101, Austin, TX, 78750. Travis County. Tel: 512-222-5586. Email: Website: Hrs: Sun.–Thurs. 10AM–7PM, Fri.-Sat. 10AM-8PM. Contact: Lin Knutson,
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee. Title I funding support.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Aquarium Lesson Plan

Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators in order to avoid being eaten? That an electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity to frighten away predators? Let students act like scientists to observe marine life while focusing on habitat, survival, and defense mechanisms.... Continue