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Our SEA LIFE workshops provide a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared oceans.

Our workshops have a cross-curricular approach, with particular focus on:

  • Science (Adaptation, Inheritance, Evolution and Variation, Biological Processes, Marine Wildlife, Welfare and Conservation)
  • Geography (Oceans Around the World, Ocean Habitats, Human Impact)
  • Literacy (Comprehension and Inference, Reading, Wildlife Inspired Creative Writing)

All programs are 45 minutes in length and meet Minnesota State Academic Standards.

All workshops can be added on to your order for $3 per student. Download the printer friendly Workshop Information Sheet here.

Education Workshops | SEA LIFE at Mall of America

Homes in the Sea

Pre-k & Kindergarten

Visit creatures at home in the sea! Dive in to explore the fascinating and diverse habitats in our world’s oceans and the animals that call them home! Students will discuss what we as humans need to survive, how animals and all living things have similar needs, and what makes the perfect underwater home for some of the world’s most amazing creatures!

$3 per student

Education Workshops | SEA LIFE at Mall of America

Sea Creatures

1st - 5th Grade

Invite students to learn about some of our core SEA LIFE creatures! As they dive into the worlds of sharks, jellyfish, and seahorses, students will think about the importance of animal welfare and use core aquarium standards to create their own creature tanks!

$3 per student

Pre-visit Activity: Incredible Sea Creatures

Post-visit Activity: Creative Writing

Education Workshops | SEA LIFE at Mall of America

Sea Defenders

3rd - 5th Grade

Invite students to become Sea Defenders! They will investigate why it is important to protect our oceans and how their daily actions can impact marine environments. Students will be inspired to make changes in their lifestyle and actively contribute toward solutions.

$3 per student

Pre-visit Activity: What the Ocean Means to Me

Post-visit Activity: Ocean Pollution

Education Workshops | SEA LIFE at Mall of America

Habitat Explorers

6th - 8th Grade

Invite students to become Habitat Explorers as they dive deep into the ocean habitats of some of our SEA LIFE creatures! Thinking about habitats and adaptation, students will consider the challenges of different micro-habitats in the ocean, matching creatures and their adaptations to the different zones that they discover, and eventually creating their very own sea creatures!

$3 per student

Pre-visit Activity: Layers of the Ocean

Post-visit Activity: Inheritance and Variation

Education Workshops | SEA LIFE at Mall of America

SEA LIFE Careers

9th - 12th Grade

Invite students to consider a career at SEA LIFE! They will explore the diverse range of job roles within SEA LIFE and the skills required for each of them, considering what it takes to become part of our incredible team and the types of challenges that employees face on a daily basis. Students will be encouraged to think about both their short-term and long-term goals for the future; they will be inspired to make the most of their skills in order to follow their dreams!

$3 per student

Pre-visit Activity: Career Consideration

Post-visit Activity: Mock Interviews

Education Workshops | SEA LIFE at Mall of America

Behind the Scenes Tours

1st Grade & Up

Join expert guides to discover how we care for thousands of creatures in Minnesota's largest aquarium! This 45-minute interactive experience is a fan favorite! The guided tour immerses you in our world of feeding and caring for creatures. Discover how we create an ocean right here in the heart of Minnesota and journey up on deck above the Ocean Tunnel to come within inches of giant sharks, sea turtles and more.

$5 per student

Ready to Book?

If you require further information on school visits please contact our booking team. We'll be more than happy to provide all the information you need to ensure your students have a memorable, inspiring experience. Email:


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