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School Field Trips FAQs

FIELD TRIP FAQs

Planning Your Field Trip:

  • Guided field trips are available Mon-Fri, Aug. 14 through June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

  • School groups need to be a minimum of 15 students. Groups under 15 will be charged for 15.

  • Schools wanting to book outside of our established field trip days/times should purchase regular or group tickets and self-tour. Groups of less than 15 students might prefer this option as well.

  • There MUST be one RESPONSIBLE chaperone for every 10 students. One chaperone per every 10 students will receive complimentary admission.

  • All school groups MUST book in advance. At least 6 weeks notice is recommended. No field trips can be booked within 2 weeks.

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Booking & Payment Process

  • Our new booking process is simple!

    • Click on BOOK NOW button for your group size, enter estimated # of students (we need a final number 7 days before your visit). There is one free chaperone for every 10 kids. Any additional parents can pay at the door. 

    • Select an available date and time.

    • Then add any additional teachers and/or any optional desired add-ons, like stingray feedings, treasure mining, curriculum lessons and/or lunch. This should be same number as # of students

    • You'll need to create an account (this is quick and easy) or log in if you already have one. 

    • Pay the $25 deposit. This will be applied toward your final balance. No show groups and cancellations without at least 7 days notice will forfeit this deposit. If needed, you may reschedule to a future date (if available) if at least 7 days notice is given. 

  • One of our field trip hosts will reach out to answer any questions you have. Final headcount is due 7 days before your visit and an invoice will be emailed then. Please bring a check for the full amount when you come for your visit. Didn't get the email? Check your junk mail.

  • TAX EXEMPT: If you are a LA school and tax exempt, please bring a check for the pretax amount along with your tax exempt form (R-1056). All other schools please bring a check for the full amount. We do not accept tax exempt forms from other states.

  • We will also need to know if any parents will be attending, in addition to the chaperones so please gather that information. Sorry, no refunds after final headcount is given. If more people come than original headcount they must pay at the door. Additional people outside of original headcount may result in larger group tour sizes as additional staff can not be added at short notice. Additional teachers are $9 and parents are $12.

Day of Visit:

  • IMPORTANT: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your start time. Late arrivals, will experience delayed start times and shortened tours. Please call ahead if you are going to be late. You might need to wait until we are finished with another group before we can take you.

  • Please be courteous, if your group is a no-show, you will not be able to re-book for 1 year and you will lose your $25 deposit.

  • No flash photography, please!

  • Be courteous and respectful of all visitors, exhibits and building. Talk quietly as you explore the wonders of the Aquarium. No running or horseplay.

  • For our animals safety, please do not use pens or pencils inside the aquarium unless permitted by a staff member.

  • Help protect the animals. When permitted, touch the animals gently using the two-finger touch method. Please do not disturb animals by tapping on the windows.

  • Keep food, drinks and gum outside the aquarium. 

  • Adults must stay with children and students at all times during your visit, regardless of the age of the student. 

  • Don't forget to visit our Gift Shop, located at the end of the aquarium. We have special tax inclusive items bundles for your students for $10 and $20.

Lunch Options:

  • Those who purchase our lunch options are welcome to enjoy their meal in our dining area or in our beautiful outdoor courtyard.

  • No outside food is not permitted in the facility, dining area or in the courtyard. Riverview Park next door makes a perfect location for a picnic lunch!

  • Due to limited space, Shreveport Aquarium does not have a designated location to store outside food. Please plan ahead. 

Find out more information based on your group size:

Still have questions? 

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