The Georgia Aquarium’s education department is dedicated to educating audiences of various ages while promoting an entertaining learning experience that inspires our guests to appreciate the world’s aquatic biodiversity and promote conservation action.
The educational experience at the Georgia Aquarium is an innovative approach to the traditional field trip. Our education programs include The Learning Loop, portions of the main Aquarium and, for students grades K-5th, Deepo’s Undersea 3D Wondershow.
On The Learning Loop, we are able to provide focused learning opportunities where students immerse themselves in the mysteries of the aquatic realm. Students become engaged through interactive exhibits that expand their understanding of the importance of aquatic ecosystems. Students not only view the animals in their exhibits, but discover the world behind the scenes: husbandry staff attending to the animals, filtration systems and exhibit maintenance.
The aim of the Georgia Aquarium Education Department is to make the education experience an extension of the classroom. We have written objectives that are aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) at each grade level. Our environmental educators are trained to engage your students while encouraging curiosity that goes beyond the classroom. One of our environmental educators will guide you and your students throughout your entire journey. Our goal is to provide your students with a memorable experience inspiring future environmental stewards.