FUN FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
Students will find themselves immersed in a watery world of sharks, rays, colorful tropical fish, and incredible hands-on learning experiences.

We offer a varied selection of programs designed to meet the curriculum standards set forth by state and national educators in the areas of Science, Math, Social Studies and English. We strive to ensure that the experiences provided will be an extension of what is learned in the classroom, and to provide students with a deeper understanding of why it is important to protect and conserve our ocean’s environment.

There are a number of classes that may be adapted to any age level.

Educational Toolkit

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CLASSROOM PROGRAMS

CLASSROOM PROGRAMS COST $1 PER STUDENT

All Ages

SHARK SQUAD

Shark Squad
What adaptations allow sharks to remain apex predators? Students will dive in to discover the advantages of these adaptations, explore the diversity of elasmobranchii, and uncover what challenges they faces in our current ocean state.

PENGUIN POSSE

Penguin Possee
Waddle into the world of penguin biology, care, and conservation! In this engaging class we will explore our flightless friends. Students will learn what factors are driving the decline of the African Penguin population and find out what we can do to help!

Preschool

OCEAN SHIMMY

OCEAN SHIMMY
Are you ready to wiggle, jiggle, and giggle? Students will explore how different marine creatures travel throughout the ocean using
movement through song and dance.

Grades K-2

HABITAT SWEET HABITAT

Habitat Sweet Habitat
What makes a habitat a home? Students will discover the characteristics of a habitat while exploring various marine environments. To finish, students will use what they have learned to create and display their own creature habitat.

Grades 3-5

ONE FISH, TWO FISH-NO FISH?

One Fish, Two Fish-No Fish?
Fishing stocks may be renewable, but they are limited and some populations are currently being over-fished. Students will learn the basics of various sustainable fishing techniques compared to the types which deplete populations and destroy habitats. Students will brainstorm a fishing gear model to create new sustainable fishing technique.

Grades 6-8

OUR OCEAN- A PLASTIC SOUP

Our Ocean- A Plastic Soup
What happens to single use plastics when we throw them away? Garbage that does not make it to the dump can be carried down rivers and end up in the ocean. All of this floating debris is turning our ocean into a plastic soup! Through an interactive game, students will learn how plastic and other marine debris negatively effects ocean animals, specifically when feeding their young.

Grades 9-12

CAREERS AT THE AQUARIUM

Careers At The Aquarium
Not what but who does it take to run an Aquarium? Explore a variety
of intriguing careers found at Ripley’s Aquarium. From aquarists to
operations staff, students can search for their niche in this dynamic
field!


INVESTIGATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

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INVESTIGATIONS

BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS

Behind the Scenes Tour
Students will learn what it takes to operate an aquarium! They will join one of our educators for a 30-minute tour that includes our animal care, food preparation and life support areas. Students will have the opportunity to meet our animal care staff and have the opportunity to ask questions!

Ages: 2 and up
Cost: $3.50 per person

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT RIDES

Glass Bottom Boat Rides
What better way to experience the Aquarium than from the largest exhibit? Your students will learn about habitats, adaptations and more, while floating on 750,000 gallons of saltwater!

All Ages for student groups
Cost: $5 per person

SQUID DISSECTION & SHARK DISSECTION

Shark Dissection
Sharks are a vital part of our world’s oceans and food web. Students will learn what special adaptations sharks use to detect prey and how even their organs have special abilities.

Cost: $4 per person

Squid Dissection
There are more than 300 different types of squid that have been identified around the world, However, it is believed that many more exist. This program will teach students about squid and how they function!

Cost: $4 per person

THE AQUARIUM AT YOUR SCHOOL!

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Can’t make it to the Aquarium? Let us come to you!

Classroom program: $100

Second Session: $75

Live Animals: $150

*Additional Fees May Apply


BEACH CREATURES & SHARK SQUAD

Beach Creatures

Students will learn about the fascinating sea creatures they may encounter while walking along the beach. Help them discover an exciting world of marine life through animal artifacts, or invite live conchs, crabs and other critters to swim and crawl right in your students’ hands!

Shark Squad

Let’s dive inside a marine animal– right at your students’ desks! We will bring sharks for a hands-on dissection!



SQUID DISSECTION & SHARK DISSECTION

Shark Dissection

Sharks are a vital part of our world’s oceans and food web. Students will learn what special adaptations sharks use to detect prey and how even their organs have special abilities.

Squid Dissection

There are more than 300 different types of squid that have been identified around the world, However, it is believed that many more exist. This program will teach students about squid and how they function!

EXTRA SPECIAL EXPERIENCES


Sleep with the Sharks!

Why count sheep when you can count sharks? Let all of your aquarium
questions be answered and more during the overnight adventure.

  • Reservation 15 person minimum required, Non-refundable deposit of $450 required to reserve your evening
  • Dive show
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Late night activity
  • Sleep in the Reef Shark Tunnel while watching sharks
  • All Ages – $60 Per Person

*Reservation 15 person minimum required, Non-refundable deposit of $450 required to reserve your evening


Stingray Experience

Students and teachers will get up close and personal with the stingrays in Friendship Flats during this 20 minutes in water learning experience!

  • Stingray Experience:
  • Includes 20 minutes in the water while a diver feeds the stingrays and provides more information on these gentle ocean dwellers
  • Ages 6 and up – $30 per person

*Reservations and a minimum of 5 students required.

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RATES

Grades K – 12 – $9 per person

Preschool Aged Children – $5.50 per person

There is a charge of $1.00 per student for educational classroom programs

*Spacing is limited so classes are not guaranteed to be available

Inquire about our dissections!

TEACHERS & CHAPERONES

  • Preschool (2-5 years old): 1 Free Adult with every 5 paid Students
  • Grades K–12: 1 Free Adult with every 10 paid Students
  • Any Additional teachers or chaperones will pay $10.00 per ticket for admission.
  • Teachers/Chaperones are required to stay with their group of students at all times!

PAYMENTS & CANCELLATIONS

  • Any changes to an Education Group reservation, including cancellations, must be received in writing by email or fax at 843-916-0888 ext 3233.
  • We accept one payment per group. It is the Education Group’s responsibility to collect all monies for admissions, educational programs and school lunches from students, teachers and chaperones.
  • We accept cash, credit cards and checks.

LUNCHES

Forget the hassle of lugging around bagged lunches—let us make lunch easy for you and your students! We will prepare a cafeteria style meal for you and your students to enjoy away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds. You and your students can choose from the following options:

  • Slice Cheese Pizza, chips, cookies, and a drink
  • 5-piece Chicken Bites, chips, cookies, and a drink
  • All Options cost $5 dollars

Space for lunch must be reserved in advance. Please reserve as soon as possible; space is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Lunch orders are due in our office, in writing, one week prior to your arrival date. Any changes not made one week ahead of time will be your financial responsibility. If lunch orders are not received one week in advance, our chef reserves the right to choose for your group.

SOUVENIR GUIDEBOOKS

Purchase your Souvenir Guide Book for $2.00 each. The guide book is filled with a lot of useful and educational information.

Also visit the Cargo Hold, a wonderful gift shop filled with educational as well as fun souvenirs.

Chaperones are required to stay with their group of students while in the Cargo Hold.

BOOK YOUR SCHOOL GROUP

If you are ready to make your reservation, please contact our Education Sales Coordinator at:
1-800-734-8888 ext.3233
1-843-916-0888 ext.3233
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