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Hybrid Homeschool Programs

  • Each program includes a 45-minute virtual program on Zoom from 10am – 10:45am on the dates listed below. The Zoom link will be sent the week of the program.
  • If you’d like to also visit in-person to supplement the Zoom program, self-guided materials related to the program topic will be provided for the day of your visit and emailed with the Zoom link.
  • Cost includes the virtual program and in-person admission. Each individual planning to visit in-person will need to be registered.
  • Your program registration will act as your ticket for in-person admission. Please bring your registration with you to show the front desk upon entry.
  • We recommend visiting in-person within 30 days after the virtual program.

If you’re a family interested in virtual programs, look here.


$10.95 per child/student
$8.95 per child/student Passholder
$14.95 per adult
$8.95 per adult Passholder

Defense Mechanisms (Grades K-3)
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 10am

Take a close look at animals with bright colors, spines and stinging cells. Defense mechanisms are characteristics an animal uses to protect itself. See how many defense mechanisms you can find.

Behavioral Adaptations (Grades 4-8)
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 @ 10am

Why do animals behave in certain ways? Why do some creatures seem to hide more, while others are more active and visible? Why do archerfish spit water at insects to hunt, while other fish prefer to eat only on the bottom of habitats? Behavioral adaptations are a fascinating topic with loads of information to unpack.

Habitat Health (Grades K-3)
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 @ 10am

What all makes up an animal’s home? Learn how water, shelter and food all play important roles in making a habitat healthy. Discover if animals can survive in any habitat, or if different creatures are better suited for different places in our world. Learn about specific freshwater and saltwater habitats represented by species at the Aquarium.

Food Webs (Grades 4-8)
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 10am

With so many different species at the Aquarium, dietary menus can be quite diverse. Some animals are very picky while others seem to eat anything they come across. Explore the intense dynamics of “eat-or-be-eaten” in nature, and how everything has a role in the food web. Look at a few invasive species to understand the impacts they can have on food webs and habitats.

Who's Hungry? (Grades K-3)
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 @ 10am

There are many animals big and small at the Aquarium and all of them need to eat. Learn why archerfish spit at their food, why a stingray’s mouth is pointed down and how the octopus can solve puzzles to find its food. Take a close look at the mouths of animals while learning more about what they eat.

Animal Care (Grades 4-8)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 @10am

What goes into the daily care of the thousands of animals on exhibit? How different is it than taking care of your pets at home? Explore topics including water quality, exhibit design, animal enrichment, food preparation and others. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions if you believe you might want to work with animals one day.


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