In addition to our amazing aquarium experience, we work closely with teachers to develop educational programs to enhance your students' visit. For self-guided field trips (admission only), we provide FREE downloadable materials that can be used before, during or after your trip.
To book a field trip of 15+ students, call 248-409-6008 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or use our online booking form.
Download these FREE Teacher Notes and Student Exploration Sheets. They include great educational activities to supplement your visit to SEA LIFE Michigan. Print one for each of your students to complete as they walk through the aquarium!
Students will learn about creatures that live in our ocean and here at SEA LIFE through story time, song and dance. This workshop also contains free play stations including shapes, letters and sensory bins. Approximately 30 minutes. Suitable for Preschool. $2 per student.
Students will learn all about hermit crabs and how they have to find a shell to survive. This workshop includes a story, group activity, craft and learning stations to practice fine motor skills. Approximately 30 minutes. Suitable for Preschool. $2 per student.
Students will learn about habitats, animal movements and the clever adaptations of creatures found at SEA LIFE. This workshop also covers ocean conservation and how students can make a difference here in Michigan. Approximately 30 minutes. Suitable for K-2nd grade. $2 per person.
Students will learn about Michigan's own lake sturgeon, their life cycle, anatomy and what they can do to help protect these creatures. This workshop includes an interactive game and song to engage students in the world of the critically endangered lake sturgeon. Approximately 30 minutes. Suitable for K-2nd grade. $2 per student.
Whether it’s an octopus headed to the moon or a giant eel exploring a new world, let the ocean and its amazing creatures inspire your own fishy tales. Approximately 30 minutes. Suitable for K-5th grade. $2 per student.
Students will examine the unique characteristics of sharks including their diet, jaw structure and how they process information. This workshop also covers the important part sharks play in our ecosystem and why we need to protect them. Approximately 30 minutes. Suitable for 3rd-5th grade. $2 per student.
Students will dive deeper into the Michigan lake sturgeon's lifecycle, anatomy and how to protect these amazing creatures. This workshop includes hands-on games to engage students in the life of a sturgeon, their special adaptations and the challenges they face regarding climate change & habitat destruction. Approximately 30 minutes. Suitable for 3rd-5th grade. $2 per student.
Students will examine all the ways water is used and the unique survival skills of animals dealing with limited resources. This workshop will also focus on water conservation, biodiversity and how we can help. 30-40 minutes. Suitable for 6-8th grade. $2 per student.
Students will learn about bathymetry through a presentation. Afterwards, students will conduct a hands-on experiment to graph a 2D model of a simulated ocean floor. Suitable for 6-12th grade. Approximately 45 minutes. $2 per student.