SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium offers an interactive, hands-on visit for school field trips! In addition to our amazing sea creatures, we provide educational talks, feeding demonstrations and the opportunity to touch shrimp, crabs, sea stars and more at the Tidepool Experience! Plus, add a workshop on to your visit for the extra educational component!
PLEASE NOTE: SEA LIFE is unable to store any food and beverage items at the aquarium. For information on storing food and beverage during your visit or meal voucher options please contact Arizona Mills Guest Services at 480-491-9700 or email mmr5200@Simon.com.
Please notify us 3 weeks in advance of your intended visit date if you are interested in booking a workshop.
Book a group of 15+ students today and save up to $10.50 per person! To book, email us at AZGroups@sealifeus.com or call 480-565-7079.
|Door Price||School Price||Free Teacher/Chaperone Tickets|
|Self-Guided Tour only (School Year)||Must be pre-booked||$6.50*||1 per 5 students|
|Self-Guided Tour & Guided Education Lesson||Must be pre-booked||$9.50*||1 per 5 students|
|Self-Guided Tour (June/July)||Must be pre-booked||$6.50*||1 per 5 students|
|Additional Teachers/Chaperones||Must be pre-booked||$11.00||—|
We have ALL NEW workshops! The current workshops (below) are available until September 15th!
Turtle Trackers (Available until September 15th)
Come discover the ways scientists identify sea turtles by examining sea turtle shells, and dietary habits! In this hands-on lab your students will come face to face with a real sea turtle shell, jellyfish and record the differences between sea turtle species. This lesson introduces and builds upon scientific investigating and analysis skills while keeping the attention and fascination of a young audience,
Kindergarten: S1C2PO1-3, S1C2PO1-2
1st Grade: S1C2PO4, S1C2PO3
2nd Grade: S1C3PO1-4, S4C1PO1
Plastic Waters (Available until September 15th)
Explore the way plastic pollution moves through our oceans by creating a mini-ocean right here at Sea Life Arizona! In this lab students will learn and practice data collecting skills by recording what happens to plastics as they enter a marine habitat and what happens to the animals that call those habitats home. This lesson helps strengthen graph making skills while being hands on, engaging and wet!
3rd Grade: S1C3PO1-5, S4C3PO5
4th Grade: S1C2PO1-5, S3C1PO1-2
5th Grade: S3C1PO1-3, S5C2PO3
Survival of the Fittest (Available until September 15th)
Bioaccumulation! Usually a vocabulary word for college students, however in this creative lab, students will learn what happens to animals that ingest plastic, and how the natural adaptations of these animals might harm them in a plastic polluted environment! Students must develop a working “feeding” device which allows them to obtain the most “energy points”, but watch out for the plastic pollution or else your creature won’t be fit enough make it to the next round!
6th Grade: S1C4PO1-5, S3C2PO1-4
7th Grade: S2C2PO3, S3C1PO1,3
8th Grade: S3C1PO1-2, S4C4PO3
Forces of the Ocean
This hands-on lab explores major concepts which drive our oceans. Students will learn/ exercise delicate lab techniques, critical thinking skills, and deductive reasoning by exploring major factors which rule our planet. Topics covered in this lab are: salinity, ocean currents, impacts of anthropological caused pollution, and possible solutions. Each topic has a quick fun lab and demonstration which will amaze students of many ages, and provoke conversation in the classroom!
High School: Please contact Arizona@sealifeus.com for specific Arizona Science Standards.
Our ALL NEW workshops are available beginning September 17th!
Kindergarten | Turtle Lunch Box (Available beginning September 17th)
Discover what makes sea turtles special, what they eat, how they sense the world and more!
K.L2U2.6 | K.L4U2.7 Kindergarten S1C1PO1-3 S4C1PO3
1st-2nd Grades | Turtle Run (Available beginning September 17th)
Students will learn what environmental factors turtles face in the wild and how we can help.
1.L2U2.7 1st S4C2PO2
2.L2U1.9 2nd S4C2PO3
3rd-5th | Picky Eaters (Available beginning September 17th)
Students explore what it’s like to fall within specific ecological niches by emulating crab claws!
3.L1U2.6 3rd S3C1PO2
4.L4U2.11 4th S4C4PO2
5.L4U4.11 5th S3C1PO2
6th-8th | Coral Corral (Available beginning September 17th)
Students will devise a way to collect simulated coral eggs.
6.E2U3.10 6th S3C2PO1-4
7.L2U2.9 7th S3C1PO1-3
8.L4U2.12 8th S4C4PO6