Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium offers hands-on programs where groups can explore diverse habitats, sea turtles, plankton specimens, earth science, and more. Meet alligators, otters, and birds along the wetlands trail, encounter aquatic plants and animals, and have a one-of-a-kind view into a coral reef habitat. During a hands-on science lab, they’ll have the opportunity to classify marine invertebrates, learn about the inner workings of a squid, or conduct experiments on fresh and salt water samples. The aquarium also offers behind-the-scenes and boat tours, overnight stays, as well as programs that can travel to your classroom.
 
Contact Info
Address: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602. Hillsborough County. Tel: 813-273-4015. Email: education@flaquarium.org. Website: www.flaquarium.org. Hrs: Daily 9:30AM-5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnights, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. Title I funding support.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, 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