Sandoway Discovery Center

Located in a historic 1936 beachfront home in Delray Beach, Sandoway Discovery Center offers groups the opportunity to learn about South Florida’s marine and coastal ecosystems and animals. Exhibits feature birds, reptiles, corals, invertebrates, an extensive shell collection and Sharks! Groups will enjoy daily shark feeding presentations, hands on animal encounters, and exploring the history of early 20th century Florida. Educational programs focus on topics such as conservation, animal adaptations, ecology and biodiversity. Group minimum is 10 people, maximum is 60. Title I schools can call for special pricing.
 
Contact Info
Address: 142 South Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, FL 33483. Palm Beach County.
Tel: 561-274-7263.
Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 12PM-4PM.
 
SCHOOL
Educational programs can teach students about the marine and animal worlds, including the classification and adaptations of their inhabitants. Examples of field trip activities include an interactive touch tank, touring the world-class shell collection, or a shark feeding presentation. Students can also learn about animals with live birds, amphibians, reptiles, and insects; study the structures and growth of plants with seeds, stems, and a garden tour; learn about environmental changes; study sea turtle ecology; and more. Many programs are also available as outreach.
 
Contact Info
Name: Evan Orellana.
Phone: 561-274-7263.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Environmental Studies, Science.
Topics Covered: birds, ecology, mammals, marine life, plants.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 10, max. 60 students.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: Title I schools may be eligible for discounted tours.
Accessible To: PD.
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can register for any of the aquarium’s field trip programs. During their tour of the aquarium, they can learn about marine and animal life, as well as insects. The Center’s presentations are a great way to fulfill badge requirements. Other field trip activities may include an interactive touch tank, touring the shell collection or the garden, and watching a shark feeding.
 
Contact Info
Name: Evan Orellana.
Phone: 561-274-7263.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 10, max. 60 scouts.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: PD.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Science.
Topics Covered: birds, ecology, mammals, marine life, plants.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups can register for any of the aquarium’s field trip or outreach programs. During their tour of the aquarium, they can learn about marine and animal life, as well as insects. Many programs are also available as outreach.
 
Contact Info
Name: Evan Orellana.
Phone: 561-274-7263.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 10 students.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: PD.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Environmental Studies, Science.
Topics Covered: birds, ecology, mammals, marine life, plants.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

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