Planning Your Field Trip

Let Via Aquarium serve as an extension of your classroom with world class exhibits and NGSS standards-based educational opportunities.

Prices

To qualify for School Group prices and programs, the group must be from a public, private or home school and consist of at least 15 students from grades pre-K – 12. Reservations will be accepted up to 14 days prior to your visit.

Let Via Aquarium serve as an extension of your classroom with world class exhibits and NGSS standards-based educational opportunities.

Cancellation  Policy

You must cancel your reservation more than 14 days in advance of your scheduled visit to be rescheduled if possible.  In the event that your field trip is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen school closure or delay we will make every attempt to reschedule your field trip.

Timing

We recommend scheduling your visit during the months of September through June. We anticipate very high numbers of school groups during April and May. Via Aquarium opens at 10 a.m. and operates on EST; educational classroom programs start at 9 a.m. It is very important that your group arrive at the Aquarium for education programs ahead of time. Groups need to check in 15 minutes before planned start time. This will allow time to make payments, receive chaperone passes, listen to orientation and visit the restrooms before beginning your field trip. Late arrivals for education programs may need to be rescheduled or may be cancelled.

Allow your group 1.5 hours to tour our aquarium exhibits. You can eat lunch outside, on your bus, or purchase yummy box lunches in a private space located within Via Entertainment across the hall. Talk to our group coordinator to develop a schedule that works for your group.

2016-2017 School Year Admission Fees

$8 for adults | $8 for students in pre-K to 12th grade

Chaperone Requirements
Each group must be accompanied by adult chaperones at all times. Teachers count as chaperones. Below is the number of chaperones required for each grade.

Pre-K and K– 1 adult per 5 students | Grades 1–12– 1 adult per 10 students | Special Ed.– 1 adult per 5 students