Bay Area K-12 Programs
Aquarium of the Bay’s Education Programs focus on inquiry-based learning and hands-on experiences. All of the Aquarium’s education programs are taught by our staff of trained Naturalists, linked to California State Science Standards and include age-appropriate, STEM based activities.
All programs, with the exception of the Discover the Bay Hybrid Ferry Program, are free to all K-12 Bay Area schools (San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties). Each program is offered at different times throughout the school year, and all require a reservation. Our popular programs book quickly, so act fast!
Important information regarding reservations for the 2013-2014 school year:
Aquarium of the Bay offers a variety of Educational Programs with differing availabilities. At this time, our Exploration Tours are filled for the 2013-2014 school year. There is currently limited availability for Classroom Programs and Self-Guided Tours.
- All Reservation Request Forms must be submitted a minimum of 3 weeks prior to your trip date.
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Follow the links below to learn more about our programs and how to make a reservation.
Bay Area School Reservations
Learn more about how to reserve a program and find our reservation request form.
Multi-media presentations enhance your students’ tour through the Aquarium’s exhibits.
Classroom programs offer your students a more formal education experience in our new classroom by K-Dock, home of the world famous PIER 39 sea lions.
These tours integrate a guided tour of the Aquarium's exhibits with hands-on activities and scientific practices.
Hybrid Ferry Program
Discover the San Francisco Bay by taking your class on an educational cruise aboard a hybrid powered boat.
The most flexible way to plan your school's visit.