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'Become a Marine Biologist for a Day' Contest

  • October 24, 2023
  • 10am-3pm
  • Enter by September 27, 2023
  • Students in 6th-12th Grade

Three lucky students will win

Michigan-area 6th-12th grade students who aspire to be Marine Biologists — now's your chance to learn what it takes to work with, care for and help protect marine creatures each day!

Enter our "Become a Marine Biologist for a Day Contest" now through September 27, 2023 by telling us why working with sharks, sea turtles and other marine creatures is your dream job in a brief 250-1000 word essay.

You can enter by filling out the form below.


Three lucky winners will learn about the life support and filtration systems necessary to sustain dozens of large exhibits, test for favorable water conditions in the SEA LIFE laboratory, help the staff Marine Biologists prepare food for underwater creatures, feed the attraction’s two rescued green sea turtles and learn about conservation and public education programs.

Three winners will be chosen for the one-day event which will take place during the day on October 24, 2023 at SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auburn Hills. The winners will also receive 4x tickets to visit the aquarium at a later date with friends & family.

Entry period ends on September 27, 2023 at 11:59pm. Winners will be contacted by or before October 2, 2023.

Thank you for your interest. Submissions for this contest are now closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

This contest is only for Michigan-area 6-12th grade students. Students of other ages will not be considered.

We periodically host this event for different age groups. Be sure to "like" our Facebook page for updates as details arise!

Yes, Michigan-area homeschool students who are in grades 6-12 are welcome to enter!

While you're here, be sure to check out our Homeschool Programs for more learning opportunities!

The lucky winners will "Become a Marine Biologist for a Day" on October 24, 2023 during the school day from 10am-3pm.

No, the winners will need to arrange transportation to and from the event at SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium.

Yes, SEA LIFE will provide lunch to the winners on the day of the event.

No, we do not have any volunteer opportunities or internships available at the aquarium.

But, many of our local partners in conservation are always looking for volunteers to help protect and restore our local habitats. Learn more here >


A huge part of a Marine Biologist's job is working to conserve local and global habitats.


Check out some of the great conservation programs our staff Marine Biologists are working on!