School Field Trips

Our Field Trips are FINtastic!

Now booking winter and spring fieldtrips, 9 am to noon, Monday through Friday.

Combining age appropriate STEM based hands-on learning with educational talks and up close animal encounters! During your interactive visit students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the earth's oceans and the creatures that inhabit them. We aim to create a passion for conservation and sustainability.

 

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School Field Trip Options (Mid Aug - Mid May):

AQUACOLOGY:

  • Enjoy an hour-long grade-level appropriate guided tour through the aquarium

  • Be a biologist: peek through a microscope to see what our jellies eat

  • Participate in an age appropriate animal feeding

  • Receive a souvenir pencil made of recycled materials. 

  • $9 per child, $10 for adults (minimum of 10 students)

THE FEEDING FRENZY:

  • Enjoy an hour-long grade-level appropriate guided tour through the aquarium,

  • Be a biologist: peek through a microscope to see what our jellies eat

  • Participate in an age appropriate animal feeding

  • Make homemade fish treats 

  • Enjoy a pizza lunch

  • Receive a souvenir pencil made of recycled materials. 

  • This package is a 2-hour experience. 

  • $18 per child/adult (minimum of 10 students)

DECEMBER FIELDTRIPS

Experience some holiday magic this December! 

 

​​Receive a magic motion-activated Christmas wand that turns on lights, makes music, lights a fireplace, creates reindeer footprints, jingles bells and more as you venture through the aquarium to see all of the animals. Are you on the naughty or nice list? Use your magic wand to find out!

Keep your wand as a special gift.

Magic Wands can be added on to fieldtrip

packages for $6 per student  

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • All school groups MUST book in advance

  • School group visits are available during the school year only (mid August - mid May, 9 a.m. to noon)

  • School groups should be a minimum of 10 students. (Groups of less than 10 should purchase regular day tickets and self-tour)

  • There must be one adult for every 10 students and each group will receive one complimentary chaperone admission for every 10 students.

  • Large groups will be broken into smaller groups.

FIELDTRIP FAQs

What Else You Should Know:

  • If a group member gets lost or injured, please find the nearest staff member to assist you.

  • 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.

  • If you are running late for your reserved visit, please call ahead.

  • If you need to cancel or reschedule please allow at least 7 days notice.

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

Lunch Options:

  • Those who participate in the Feeding Frenzy package 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 or a location for students to eat inside the facility. Please plan ahead. 

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Code of Conduct:

  • 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.