If your child’s class is coming to participate in an educational program at the Aquarium, there a few things you need know. We took the liberty of listing a few helpful hints below so you can make sure your child is prepared for his or her aquatic adventure!
The education programs include several behind-the-scenes experiences for teachers and students to enjoy. Your child’s experience at the Aquarium begins at the curb as buses are greeted by one of our staff. An education staff member will welcome the group and escort them in to The Learning Loop. Our environmental educators will remain with each group throughout their entire aquarium experience.
- No hats allowed.
- Wear comfortable rubber-soled shoes. No flip flops, heels or roller shoes.
- No chewing gum.
- Students are asked not to bring cameras.
- Education Programs are designed to be grade/age-appropriate. Younger/older children of chaperones are not allowed to participate in the educational experience with the class.
- All participants must be age five or older. Children under four are not allowed in this area due to liability/safety reasons.
The Learning Loop is the second floor of the Aquarium, where students will be immersed in an incredible learning experience. Due to capacity, our chaperone ratio is strictly enforced. This educational experience is designed to be an extension of the classroom. If you will be attending the program with your child as a chaperone, please review the responsibilities below.
- Assuming responsibility for students in your group.
- Staying with your assigned environmental educator at all times.
- Refraining from using cell phones during the education program.
- Adhering to the policies and procedures.
First aid is available courtesy of Piedmont Hospital, located on the first floor.