Schools and Groups

SEA LIFE Aquarium is designed to be a child’s first interactive guide to the life of the sea, combining active, hands-on learning with fascinating educational talks, and opportunities to have up close and personal encounters with a variety of sea creatures.

Bring your class to SEA LIFE Aquarium for an immersive experience. Journey from the High Sierras and the San Francisco Bay, to ocean tunnels and touch pools where you can explore the creatures that live in them. Discover the habitats of sharks, rays, seahorses and more!

An educational field trip program at SEA LIFE Aquarium includes:

  • Feedings – Learn about our animals and what they like to eat.
  • Quiz Trail – Test your knowledge about shark skin, animal interactions and more.
  • Touch Pools – Meet the creatures up-close and personal!
  • SEA LIFE Conservation and Rescue – Every little bit helps! See what SEA LIFE is doing to help conserve our ocean resources and share your ideas.

View our school group FAQs

Instructional Programs for 2016-2017


Octopus Garden: Body Parts and Behaviors
Grades K-1
Meet our Giant Pacific Octopus.
Discover their camouflage, jet propulsion and ink-squirting capabilities.

Kindergarten-Ausflug SEA LIFE

Survival at Sea: Habitats and Adaptations
Grades K-2
Journey across four habitats.
See how animals are adapted to live in changing landscapes.


Squid Dissection
Grades 3-6
Dive into external and internal squid anatomy and compare to humans.
Dissect a real squid! Kid-safe equipment provided.


  • Teachers and chaperones pay same low price as students, 1 adult : 3 student ratio
  • Additional adults and siblings may be added, up to a maximum 1 adult/sibling: 1 student
  • Minimum 15 paying students
  • Membership passes accepted for self-guided field trip admission only
  • Hopper visits must be made within the same pricing season.
  • Prices, times and schedules subject to change without notice.


SEA LIFE Aquarium

LEGOLAND California


Fall 2015 (September 8 - December 18)




Winter 2016 (January 4 - March 18)




Spring 2016 (April 4 - June 10)




Summer 2016 (March 21 - April 1; June 15 - September 4)




Additional Adults & Siblings (September 8, 2015 - June 10, 2016)




Additional Adults & Siblings (March 21 - April 1, 2016)




Additional Adults & Siblings (June 13 - September 2, 2016)




Call (760) 918-5346 to book today!*

*Paid reservations must be made at least two weeks before your visit.

We welcome program suggestions from teachers! Please click here to contact our Education Specialist, Lori Walsh.

Home School Days

Home School Days

Discounted admission rates for self-guided instruction are available for home school families on select Mondays. Parking is not included. Advanced registration is required two weeks in advance. No special offer tickets are available at front gate.

Each Monday, Self Guided Home School Days at SEA LIFE Aquarium include a resource guide for self-guided instruction and full day admission (minimum 10 admissions. Verification of home school status required).

Call (760) 918-5346 to book today!

Additional Information

Fresh Lunches

SEA LIFE Aquarium Lunches - $6.25.
Choice of chicken tenders or grilled cheese sandwich with raisins, chips and an Honest Kids drink.

Schools may bring lunches in disposable containers only. No coolers allowed. No personal belongings will be stored.


Field trips are offered year round on weekdays.
Only self-guided programs available July & August.
No field trips available December 21 – January 4, or weekends July - August.


Bus parking is free. Car parking is $15. Parking passes available only with orders pre-paid two weeks in advance. Free car parking vouchers must requested at time of reservation at a 1 adult: 3 student ratio. Vouchers will be mailed after payment is received. No additional or replacement parking vouchers will be issued. No parking refunds.


Payment by check or credit card is required three weeks in advance. Restrictions may apply.

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Schools & Groups

(760) 918-5346

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