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Why a visit to SEA LIFE is important

The problems facing our oceans today aren't going to be solved in one generation. This means to make real process, we need to instill environmental stewardship of our ocean in our children.

  • Give children a connection with the ocean - some children may never have seen one
  • Bring the ocean to life and make it relatable - the creatures are real
  • Concrete ways that children can make a difference, to protect the oceans for generations to come. 

One-of-a-kind experiences

  • The underwater world of the ocean is an amazing and inspiring, where incredible sea creatures and colorful habitats abound. SEA LIFE is where this world can come alive for children as they dive into a world of amazing discovery. 

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Admissions and Booking

  • 1 Free and required teacher/chaperone for every 5 children
  • Reservations required 2 weeks in advance
  • Contactless payment accepted (we are cashless)
  • Discounted rates for groups of 10+
  • Outside food and drink are not permitted

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Education Workshops

Our SEA LIFE education workshops are currently under development. More information coming soon!

Our school programs explore animal behavior, habitats, adaptations, ecosystems, anatomy and water chemistry and are designed to meet Next Generation Science Standards. Workshops are available for students are all ages, Preschool through High School. 

  • Curriculum linked activities
  • Programs meet Next Generation Science Standards
  • 20 person minimum to book workshops
  • 30 minute workshop program
  • Pre and post visit in-classroom activities

*Launches April 2023*


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Planning Tools

Our field trip planning tools can be downloaded to help you pre-plan for your trip.

Free Downloadable Risk Assessment

  • A check list of actions to repeat before your trip
  • A check-list of actions to complete on the day 
  • Arrival information including a map
  • A list of activities, hazards, and corresponding control measures

Free downloadable Planning & Preparations guide

  • This cover accessibility info, parking and travel arrangements, instructions for paying the balance and other information.

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Teacher Resources

We provide free pre-visit and post-visit activities tailored around each of our Education Workshops for teachers to use in the classroom and free self-guided tour packets that include great educational activities to supplement your visit to SEA LIFE New Jersey. Print one for each of your students to complete as they walk through the aquarium!

  • Pre-visit Lesson Plans
  • Post-visit Lesson Plans
  • Free self-guided tour packets  
  • Download more free activity packs below


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Educational Resources: Free Downloads

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Amazing Oceans

Preschool & Kindergarten


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1st – 5th Grades


Conservation Cove | SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium


1st – 5th Grades


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Food Chains & Ecosystems

1st – 5th Grades



School Admission

  • Discounted rate for groups of 10+
  • Free Chaperones (1:5 ratio)
  • Additional Adults/Chaperones $10

Admission for 2 Attractions

  • Discounted rate for groups of 10+
  • Free chaperone (1:5 ratio)
  • Admission to SEA LIFE & LEGOLAND Discovery Center

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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