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Homeschooling at the Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium offers special programs for all home education students. Programs are offered both in person and virtually. Please check the dates below for Ripley’s exciting and educational opportunities!

Ready for an adventure? Walk-up discounts are offered at $10.99 +tax per student and immediate siblings living in the same household (minors), $19.99 +tax/ teaching parents. You must provide either a letter of intent, attendance record, or homeschool ID card upon admission to receive this discount.

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST MORE INFO

Please fill out the form below and we will contact you with more information! All programs are based on availability and completion of the form is NOT a reservation. If you would like to make a reservation, please call 1-865-430-8808.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

Pirates

Ahoy! This program explores the history of famous pirates such as Blackbeard and John Ward! Set sail with us to explore the
escapades of some well-known pirates!

OCTOBER 19, 2022

Shipwrecks and Sunken Cities

With millions of shipwrecks on the ocean floor, we have a lot to discover! For this program, we will learn about famous shipwrecks, conditions that cause ships to sink, and sunken cities along the ocean floor.

NOVEMBER 16, 2022

History of Sea Monsters

Imagination or real life? We will explore stories on ancient sea monsters from around the world.

JANUARY 18, 2023

Midnight Zone

Dive into this lightless universe with us! Learn about what the midnight zone looks like and what life inhabits this area.

FEBRUARY 15, 2023

Night Lights: Bioluminescent Animals

Glow in the dark animals lurk in the depths of the ocean. Where does this glow come from? What is it used for? You will find the answers in this enlightening program!

*Glow in the Dark lab component – see lab requirements below

MARCH 15, 2023

Creepy Ocean Animals

Have you ever seen an anglerfish? We will learn about some of the strangest looking animals in the ocean!

APRIL 19, 2023

Species Highlight: Cephalopods!

Squid, Octopi, and Cuttlefish, oh my! In this program, we will learn about animals that fall within the class Cephalopoda.

*Cephalopod lab component – see lab requirements below.

MAY 17, 2023

Newly Discovered Species

The ocean is a vast expanse! More than 80% of the ocean remains unexplored and uncharted! Unknown species lurk in these areas. This program focuses on new discoveries as ocean charting proceeds!

PROGRAM TIMES

Virtual Programs: 10:30 a.m. EST

In-Person Programs: 12:00 p.m. EST

COST

In Person (includes Aquarium admission)

Children (grades K–8th): $15.00 +tax per child

Children (ages 2–5): $6.00 +tax per child

Children (under 2): Free

Adults: $15.00 +tax per person

Virtual Option: $5.00 +tax per student

LABS at 2:00 p.m.

*Labs are offered in person only and are only offered in specified months*

Cost: $12.00 +tax per child (in addition to class cost)

Participants must be at least nine years of age to participate in labs.

**Four participants are required to hold the lab.**

RESERVATIONS

Reservations must be made 72 hours in advance of the program date for both-in person and virtual programs. Please note that each program will have a cap and this may be reached prior to the 72 hour mark.

To reserve your spot, please book in advance.

Homeschool families with annual passes may attend programs for $6.00 +tax per child (grades K–8th).

Homeschool families with annual passes may attend labs for $8.00 +tax per child (ages 9 and over).

*Full payment is due upon booking. There are no refunds for any programs unless the program is canceled. If you need to cancel your reservation, and do so more than 24 hours in advance of the program date, we will hold your payment as credit for a future program as long as it is within that school year. If you cancel within 24 hours of the program date or you do not show up for the program, you will not be refunded and payment will not be transferred to another date.

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST MORE INFO

Please fill out the form below and we will contact you with more information! All programs are based on availability and completion of the form is NOT a reservation. If you would like to make a reservation, please call 1-865-430-8808.