Plan a Field Trip at the San Antonio Aquarium
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!
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Schedule Field Trip For Tax Exempt Schools
Homeschoolers have special days set aside form Homeschool Field Trips. During 2017, the dates will be:
10am in the fall months: September 12, October 3, November 7.
1pm in the winter months: December 5, January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1.
See below under the pricing section for more details about Homeschool Field Trip sizes, length of tours, etc. Homeschoolers, contact the aquarium to reserve your date by phoning us at 210-310-3210 or by email.
- $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.
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.
Homeschool 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. Homeschoolers are encouraged to pair up with other homeschoolers or contact the aquarium on which date you prefer and they will gladly pair you up with others interested in that day.
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.