St. Augustine Aquarium

The first phase of St. Augustine Aquarium is now open with colorful, engaging exhibits and hundreds of local sea creatures to encounter. Visitors can see fish, sharks, seahorses, horseshoe crabs, and much more. There’s much to do at the Aquarium – touch invertebrates, watch a feeding at the Shark & Stingray Cove, learn about the coral reef, and even go snorkeling with hundreds of Florida reef fish!
Contact Info
Address: 2045 State Rd. 16, St. Augustine, FL 32084. St. Johns County.
Tel: 904-429-9777.
Hrs: Vary.
Students can learn about the diverse creatures at the Aquarium while completing hands-on activities. An educator will lead them through the exhibits while teaching them about these creatures’ life cycles, diets, habitats, adaptations, and more. Students can visit the seahorse habitat, handle starfish and horseshoe crabs, and learn about the Aquarium's 80,000 gallon coral reef. They can also touch animals in the touch tank, and watch a shark or ray feeding. Hands-on activities like building a model horseshoe crab and digging for shark teeth help to make their experience a memorable one.
Contact Info
Contact: Kathy Hiester, 904-429-9777,
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th.
Group Size: Varies.
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: N/A. 
Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
Topics Covered: Animals, biology, classification, ecology, marine life, environmental science.

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