Homeschool Info

Homeschools can have an ocean full of fun and learning at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium.


Visit during homeschool week this fall, October 9th - 13th, and next spring, February 26- March 2, to maximize your Aquarium visit for a great price! Also add a Behind-the-Scenes tour to make your day even more educational and memorable.

Join us this fall, October 9th - 13th, and next spring, Feb 26- March 2, for Homeschool Week at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium. Homeschool students, teachers and their families are invited to explore the aquarium and participate in educational Activity Stations for only $7+tax per person (Adult or Child). As always, tiny kids (2 & under) are free. Regular admission prices are: $24.25+tax/adult and $17.25+tax/child.


General Admission Pricing

$7.00+tax per person | 10:00am - 7:00pm

Encounter sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and thousands of other sea creatures throughout the aquarium - your $7 ticket is valid all day!


Who Can Attend

Your group may include any family member, including Grandparents. Guests will not need a reporting form but must be in the accompaniment of and paid for with, a homeschool family.


Tax-exempt groups must bring a copy of your Tax Exempt Form with you to the aquarium at which time the tax will be removed from your transaction.


Each group that attends Homeschool Days must show a Reporting Form at the SEA LIFE Box Office. There are several documents that will be accepted as proof that you are a Homeschool Family.


Accepted forms of Homeschool identification include:


(1) A membership card from ECHO-MN, MHA, MACHE or other homeschool group

(2) A copy of your "Letter of Intent to Continue Homeschooling"

(3) A copy of your "Initial Report to Superintendent"


You will need one of these forms to obtain the homeschool prices.


To learn more about Minnesota's Laws and Forms, please visit:


Cannot attend Homeschool Week? Look no further for homeschool trip ideas! If you have a group of 10 or more, you qualify for our educational onsite pricing all year long. More info. (link to Schools page with pricing)

Activity Stations


No additional cost | 10:00am - 2:00pm


During Homeschool Week, explore Activity Stations in our classrooms from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Come and go as you please and take part in interactive learning stations geared towards a variety of ages from Elementary School to High School. Network with other families from the homeschool community, while learning about marine life and science.


Behind-the-Scenes Tours

$5.00+tax per person | 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Behind-the-Scenes Tours must be booked in advance and during homeschool week.


During Homeschool Week, book a discounted Behind-the-Scenes Tour! This ultimate learning experience is a 45-minute guided tour that will take you up on deck above our tunnel system where you can see animals that are currently off-exhibit. You will then explore our Laboratory to find out how we treat and maintain the 1.3 million gallons of water that make up the aquarium. Finally, your tour guide will take you into our Food Prep Kitchen to see what we feed our thousands of creatures in order to keep them healthy and strong.


Book Early – Tours Sell-Out Fast!

All Behind-the-Scenes Tours are subject to availability and must be booked in advance. To reserve a space, please call 952-853-0631 or e-mail Although there may be availability for tours the day of your visit, we cannot guarantee a space for those who haven't registered in advance. Regular Behind-the-Scenes Tour price is $9.99+tax per person.