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Summer Field Trip Fish

Summer Field Trips

at Greater Cleveland Aquarium


  • Includes a guided tour led by Aquarium Educators
  • Run 60-75 minutes
  • Every program includes interactive materials to encourage inquiry-based learning

Group Size

  • Limited to 45 people total
  • Groups larger than 15 people will split into 2-3 groups


  • Group leader should check-in with the Education team in the lobby upon arrival to:
    • provide the final headcount
    • provide payment
  • Please designate tour groups prior to arrival
  • Aquarium educator(s) will escort the group from the lobby to begin the program


  • Limited lunch space is available inside the building. Please let us know when booking if your group plans to eat lunch on-site after the program
  • Outdoor and picnic style areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis, weather permitting

Teachers & Chaperones

  • Are responsible for student behavior and classroom management
  • Always remain with their designated group
  • Are encouraged to participate and stay involved in the program

Self-Guide Time

  • Guided tours will end at a pre-determined time
  • Groups are welcome to go back through the Aquarium and self-guide after programs
  • Please make smaller chaperoned groups of 5–10 students for self-guiding

Bus Parking

  • Buses are permitted to park in the rear of the parking lot
  • Bus drivers receive complimentary admission

Coats & Backpacks

  • Coats and backpacks may be left on chairs in the classroom
  • To reduce the number of lost and found items, personal items are encouraged to be left on the bus
  • Valuable items should remain with guests during the program

Gift Shop

Groups may purchase select gift shop items with advance notice. Please let us know ahead of time and we will send relevant information.


  • Available Monday-Friday
  • 10am–12pm or 1–3pm based on availability
  • If emailing or calling to book, please be ready to provide:
    • Preferred date & alternative date
    • Preferred start time & alternative start time
    • School/organization name and billing address
    • Contact person’s name, phone number and email address
    • Estimated # of students and chaperones
    • Any other relevant information and/or requests
  • A reservation form confirming the booking will be sent ahead of time

Cost & Payment

$11 per student

  • 1 chaperone is free for every 5 students, and 1 chaperone is required for every 10 students
  • Additional chaperones are $11 per person
  • Final headcount and cost are calculated on the day of the trip
  • Credit cards, checks, purchase orders or cash accepted

Please Note: These rates are only available for guided field trips scheduled in advance. Walk-in groups will be charged general admission rates and allowed entry pending Aquarium capacity

How to Schedule

To inquire about making a reservation, email or call 216.862.8803 x7715.

Available Programs

Select 1 or 2 Program Topics

An Aquarium educator will cater your selected topic(s) to the appropriate age range. Often we can accommodate a custom program not listed here if you have a particular focus in mind.

  • Behavioral Adaptations
  • Camouflage
  • Conservation
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Food Chains
  • Habitats
  • Invertebrates
  • Physical Adaptations
  • Wild, Weird & Creepy


Email or call 216.862.8803 x7715.

Funding provided by our partners:

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District