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Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA)

Thank you for your interest in our 2016-2017 Sponsored Education Admissions Program. The application for the Sponsored Education Admissions Program for the 2016-2017 school year is now CLOSED.

Please check back at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year for more information on the application process and funding for the 2017-2018 school year!

For more information on discounted student tickets and programs for the 2016-2017 school year, please click here.

Georgia Aquarium offers a Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA) program to ensure that diverse audiences, regardless of economic status, have an opportunity to participate in our unique educational experiences at no cost. We are able to provide this gift to Title I schools and non-profit organizations operating in Georgia thanks to private charitable donations from generous corporations, foundations and individuals.

Funding is limited! The fall season is the ideal time for school groups to come explore because we are able to close the Discovery Zone exclusively for your students and provide a unique hands-on experience. There is no better way to start off the school year than to cultivate the curiosities of your students with a trip outside the four walls of the classroom!

We are honored to be the windows to the aquatic world for all of your students. If you are a Title I school in Georgia or a non-profit that serves the students in our community, please apply for funding today!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I apply?

Step 1: Fill out the application. Please fill out the application in its entirety here. Please only submit the application once. Multiple applications may delay your acceptance. No phone calls please. If you’d like to check on the status of your application, please e-mail groupsales@georgiaaquarium.org.

Step 2: Be patient. Applications are reviewed and letters of acceptance are e-mailed within 2 weeks of receiving your application.

Step 3: Watch your e-mail! Letters of acceptance are e-mailed to the e-mail address provided on your application. This letter will include contact information, instructions on what to do when you arrive, etc.

Step 4: Update your numbers. Two weeks before your visit, please either e-mail or give us a call to update your count with us so we are prepared with the correct number of staff members to welcome your group.

How much are add-on chaperones & vehicles?

Your group will receive a certain number of complimentary chaperones based on the number of students you’ve been approved for. For additional chaperones and bus parking, please see below for pricing.

Parking Deck Pre-Paid Parking: $9 per vehicle
Bus Parking: $25 per bus
Additional Chaperones: $31.95 plus tax

Purchase parking and additional chaperone tickets by visiting georgiaaquarium.org/SEAprogram

Ask about our pre-paid meal options!

Who is eligible?

All Title 1 Schools in Georgia or non-profits that serve the students in our community

After I submit my application, when will I receive a response?

Our goal is to respond to all applications within 2 weeks of submission.

When can we visit?

You can visit during the school year, during the school week, during the months of August through May (8/8/2016 – 5/26/2017). However, keep in mind that the fall is the best time to visit!

Can we bring our own lunches?

Unfortunately, we are unable to allow outside food or drinks inside Georgia Aquarium. In addition, we are unable to store any lunches or coolers you may have so plan ahead! There are multiple areas to picnic near Georgia Aquarium, and we have lunch options for your group from our own Café Aquaria.

Where do buses park?

Buses park in the Georgia World Congress Center Marshalling Yard. Bus Parking is $25 per bus. You may purchase this prior to arrival by visiting georgiaaquarium.org/SEAprogram.


Georgia Aquarium gives a special thanks to Ford Motor Company Fund and Publix Super Markets Charities for being generous benefactors of this program.

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