Self-guided Exploration

Customize your own experience with indoor and outdoor activities to fit your schedule and group size. Live animals inspire your class to observe and wonder like scientists. Helpful volunteers invite students to explore silky sea stars and touch a shark. Enjoy aquarium displays, interactive exhibits, touch pools, and outdoor exhibits. Students will transform into enthusiastic ocean scientists for a day to remember.

Dates & Availability
Tuesday–Sunday, anytime between 10 AM to 4 PM.  
  • $9 per student, $12 per adult
  • Title 1 schools are eligible to receive a 20% discount off total fees
  • Parking paid separately through ParkMobile app
No time limit. Most groups stay 1-2 hours.

Group Size & Chaperones
120 students maximum

Minimum ratios for (adult:student):

  • grades K-2 (1:6)
  • grades 3-5 (1:8)
  • grades 6-8 (1:10)
  • grades 9-12 (1:12)
Schedule a Self-guided Exploration

Reservations are recommended at least two weeks in advance year-round, and far in advance for spring.

If your preferred date or time does not appear available, please email . We may be able to accommodate additional groups on a case-by-case basis.

Book your Self-guided Exploration


Refunds & Cancellations
Please pay on the day of your scheduled visit. If you need to cancel, any payments received in advance of your visit are non-refundable.