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Become a Marine Biologist for a Day Contest

One lucky student 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 May 7th by telling us why working with sharks, sea turtles and other marine creatures is your dream job in a brief 250-1000 word essay.


The lucky winner 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.

One winner will be chosen for the one-day event which will take place during the day on Wednesday, May 26th, at SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auburn Hills. The winner will also receive 4x tickets to visit the aquarium at a later date with friends & family.

Entry period ends on 5/7/21 at 11:59pm. Winner will be contacted by or before 5/12.

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 winner will "Become a Marine Biologist for a Day" on Wednesday, May 26th, during the school day. 10am-3pm.

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

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

No, we do not have any 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!