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SCHOOL FIELDTRIPS

Our field trips are FINtastic!

 

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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General Information:

  • All school groups MUST book in advance with our Education Team (please book at least one month in advance)

  • School group visits are available during the school year only (Mid August - Mid May)

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

  • Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome!

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

  • Large groups will be broken into smaller groups.

  • Add a stingray feeding experience for just $2 per person!

School Field Trip Options:

  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)

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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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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 

  • If you are running late for your reserved group 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.

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.

  • 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.

Ready to book your group visit?

Please fill out the request form below with requested date and number in party. Our Education Team will get back to you within 48 hours (please check your junk email if you have not heard from us).

 

It is a good idea to book your field trip far in advance (at least one month) to be sure we can accommodate your group. We cannot wait to spend the day with you!

Tax exempt groups: you must present your R-1056 form at admissions to have sales tax deducted from final bill. The only groups who are tax exempt from paying LA sales taxes are government agencies and public schools with a R-1056 form.