Field Trips

Plan a Field Trip at the San Antonio Aquarium

Field Trips

The San Antonio Aquarium field trips provide augmented, age-specific teachings for pre- and post-visit study for San Antonio area PreK – College students.

The San Antonio Aquarium hopes to inspire a new generation of ocean explorers and conservationists from Greater San Antonio through education and shared experience with live animals in order to create an ever expanding appreciation for our planet’s oceans.  The experience will instill respect and awe for marine life and the rich aquatic resources of our planet’s wetter 78%.  Students will expand their understanding of our ecosystems as they engage all five senses for maximized learning.

The newest attraction to San Antonio with over 30 exhibits and more than 2500 animal species! Come interact with sharks, stingrays, sea jellies, octopuses, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fascinating tropical and cold water fish, and so much more!

Homeschoolers, we have a special day planned just for you on April 25, but you must register by March 19!  For full details and to register, click here.

Schedule Your Field Trip Here

Schedule Field Trip For Tax Exempt Schools


The San Antonio Aquarium offers a wide variety of educational programs for field trips led by the aquarium’s staff of educators, biologists and aquarists.  Field trips will include many hands-on activities as well as age-specific programming.  Experience invertebrates (sea stars, urchins, anemones, and more) native to the Oregon Coastline and areas of the South and Central Pacific..

Reptile Show

The San Antonio Aquarium provides teachers and students with access to interactive educational opportunities. For the first time, Texans will be able to learn about the ocean and get a good look at its strange and wonderful inhabitants without having to make a trip out to the coast.

Please let our staff know about any special requirements such as special educational needs, if your group is studying a topic we can include in our presentation, if your group is working toward a badge, patch, loop or rank, or if there are any special language requirements.

To enhance your field trip experience, you are encouraged to spend some time after the tour just exploring at your own pace. The following post offers tips for maximizing your day at the Aquarium: “How to Ensure Your Children’s Aquarium Visit is an Amazing Experience!” Click to read it now.


  • $6.95 per person / $100 deposit required to hold your spot. Remainder paid at door. $4.95 for Title 1 schools.
  • $2.00 per person – add I-Guana Jump to your field trip. (A $6.95 per person discount!)
  • All state certified teachers with teacher ID badge pay no admission.
  • Minimum 15 people.  Groups over 25 please call or email us so we can ensure your experience is a quality one!

Note:  If you are a tax-exempt entity, be sure to select the appropriate booking when making your online reservation above.  You will be required to provide your tax exempt ID.

Internship Program

If you desire to have an internship at the San Antonio Aquarium, please email us at

Field Trip Details

Large groups are eligible for private entry as early as 9AM. Field trip pricing is good for all PreK – 12th Grade students regardless of the size of the group (educational institutions, certified child care, home school, YMCA, or any other legitimately certified groups of children). Please show certification at the door.

Low income school districts may qualify for up to $2 per person discounts via our scholarship fund.

Home school children are not required to have a 15 person minimum. The educational tour will be shorter for smaller groups, typically 15-20 minutes depending on group.

In order to keep our Field Trip schedule running smoothly and on time in addition to accommodating all our groups, please try and be as punctual as possible and arrive only at your appointment time. If you find that you are running late, please call the aquarium at 210-310-3210 so we can adjust our schedule as it likely will affect our other field trips. We may not be able to accommodate your party more than 15 minutes before your scheduled arrival time. To help expedite your check-in process please keep students on the bus until an Education Specialist has come to direct your group.

For further information on our field trip program, please email us.

What Are People Saying About Field Trips at the Aquarium

The kids loved the tour and the sponsors seemed to enjoy it also. I believe we may be looking at making this our annual First Grade field trip. Thank you so much for all your help and patience with me. It was a wonderful experience. …..First Grade, Elementary School

We were so blown away by the awesome staff you have at the San Antonio Aquarium. Your staff was amazing and made it not only a fun tour but a very educational one. We will definitely be back again!!! ……Andrea H.

Hello, We had a blast at our new aquarium. The students learned so much about so many different amphibians, birds and fish. Our students loved the idea that they were allowed to interact with the animals. It was a great way to make this field trip a memorable one. My class named the yellow fish in the shark pool, Mango. If you look closely you agree he looks like a ripened mango. Thank you for having us. More of our grade levels are coming your way. …..Mary Helen G.

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