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Homeschooling at the Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium offers special programs for all home education students. Programs—offered virtually for the remainder of 2020—are presented once a month. 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/person for teaching parents, homeschool students, and immediate siblings in the same household (minors). You must provide either a letter of intent, attendance record, or homeschool ID card upon admission to receive this discount.

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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 1-888-240-1358.

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You will receive an email notification to confirm your consent.

PROGRAMS at 12:30 p.m.

K through Grade 8 programs last for about an hour, until 1:30 p.m., and resume at 2:00 p.m. for a lab portion (sold separately).

COST

GRADES K-8: $11.00 plus tax

AGES 2-5: $5.99 plus tax

UNDER 2: FREE

ADULTS: $7.00 plus tax

LABS at 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $12.00 plus tax  (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.

Homeschool Labs are held on specific dates, as indicated on the reservation form

RESERVATIONS

Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance of the program date.

Home education families (grades K-8) with Annual Passes may attend programs for $4.00 plus tax and labs for $8.00 plus tax.

*Full payment is due upon booking. There are no refunds for any programs unless the program is cancelled. 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.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

All 2020 Programs will be Conducted Virtually

OCTOBER 14, 2020

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!

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

Extremes: Arctic vs Hydrothermal

Our oceans have areas of extreme hot and extreme cold. What can live in such an environment? We will cover the life forms and characteristics of these extreme areas.

JANUARY 20, 2021

Rising Tides–A Warming World

Our oceans are warming find out why and how we can help slow this process.

FEBRUARY 17, 2021

Invasive Species­

What is an invasive species? What affect do invasive species have on an ecosystem? Come find out in this program.

MARCH 17, 2021

What’s in Our Water?

Come see how we make our water for the aquarium, how we keep our water clean and what it takes to make our animals happy in our water.

*Behind the Scenes Lab

APRIL 21, 2021

Marine Debris

Are you aware of how much trash is in our oceans? Join us as we dive into the hot topic of marine debris.  We will learn about garbage patches, litter tracking and much more!

MAY 19, 2021

Marine Vet

Have you ever considered becoming a veterinarian?  In this program, we cover all of the requirements and processes for starting a career as a marine veterinarian.

*Animal Prosthetics Lab

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 1-888-240-1358.

:
You will receive an email notification to confirm your consent.