Schools & Field Trips

Ignite imagination and wonder in your class as they discover thousands of sea creatures and come face-to-face with animals from around the world.

We recommend allowing 1 hour to fully explore the aquarium and complete the self-guided activities. It’s easy to structure your visit around other daily activities such as creature talks and classroom programs. Complete your experience with a 45-minute session designed to inspire and educate students from Preschool through High School. All programs meet Minnesota State Academic Standards.

Student Pricing

Activity Student Reduced Student*      Additional Adults
Aquarium Admission $5.50 $4.50 $6.50
Classroom Program (Add-On) $3.00 $3.00 FREE
Behind-the-Scenes Tour (Add-Ons) $4.00 $4.00 $4.00

How To Book

Click to fill out our field trip inquiry form to begin booking your field trip.


Please call 952-853-0612 or email with any questions.


To ensure availability, you must book at least 2 weeks in advance. Sales Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm.




Extra $4.00 per student

See first-hand how we care for thousands of animals with an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour! This tour is a 45-minute trip to our food-prep kitchen, laboratory and the top of the tanks above the aquarium exhibits. Available for all age groups. Minimum of 10 people per tour.


Click here for more information about Behind-the-Scenes Tours.




Extra $3.00 per student

Class Topics:

  • Homes in the Sea: Habitats
  • Survival at Sea: Animal Adaptations
  • What’s for Lunch? Food Chains


For a full description of each classroom program, click here.



Extra $3.00 per student


Class Topics:

  • Sensational Senses
  • Ocean Conservation
  • Marine Science Careers


For a full description of each classroom program, click here.


Teacher Discounts


Click here for information on teacher discounts and special events!


Field Trip Policies

  • Minimum requirement of at least 10 students for discounted field trip rates and educational programming.
  • SEA LIFE recommends one adult for every 5 students. Chaperones may be limited due to classroom size.
  • Field trips must be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance. Final number attending the visit and payment in full due 2 weeks prior to visit date. Once paid for, field trips are non-refundable.
  • Discounted pricing not available at the door. All reservations must be made in advance.
  • All busses and shuttles are required by the Mall of America Security Team to drop off and pick up students at the North Entrance. Detailed instructions will be provided by the Sales Team once your reservation has been made.
  • SEA LIFE does not have eating facilities on-site. If your group plans on eating while visiting Mall of America, you may go to either the North or South Food Court both located on the 3rd floor. SEA LIFE can store your lunches onsite if needed.

1st to 6th Grade Teacher Resources

Immerse your class within the underwater world with the following teaching aids, worksheets, and activity packs. All documents are free to download and share with your class.


Our educational materials are based on activities and projects that will engage students before, during, and after your visit.


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Adaptation Teaching Aid (3rd-6th)

Middle & High School Activity Packs

The following activity packs have been designed for children up to the age of 14 to provide them with an even more enjoyable and educational visit.

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SEA LIFE Activity Pack Age 12-14

Field Trip Preparation Guide

Use this guide to help you enjoy your day at SEA LIFE and make the most of your field trip.

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Field Trip Preparation Guide