Planning Your Field Trip 2017-05-01T12:31:22+00:00

Planning Your Field Trip

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

Before you visit:

Please fill out an inquiry form. You will receive an auto-response to ensure that we have received your inquiry. From there, an excursion agent will contact you to further plan your trip.
Please allow 7 to 10 business days for a response and keep in mind that we do require a minimum of 2 weeks notice prior to your visit in order to properly plan your trip.

Review the our School Group Behavioral Contract with your students and chaperones prior to your visit to Via Aquarium.

School Group Behavior Contract
Payment:

One payment method for the full group must be made at the time of arrival. Cash, check, or major credit card payments are welcome. We cannot accept purchase orders. Please make checks payable to Via Aquarium. We can provide a Bill of Sale/Invoice ahead of time for those that require it.

  • Grades 1-12, Public or Private/Parochial – $8 + tax for each student and each chaperone.
  • If you are tax exempt: please provide a form upon arrival or via email.
  • Group minimum is 15, and we can host a maximum 70 total people (students, staff, and chaperones combined)
  • TEACHERS ARE ALWAYS FREE! (with Staff ID/Badge or paystub)
During Your Visit:

Groups must arrive at appointed entry time for check-in and payment. An Excursion Agent will meet your group for a brief orientation. Groups arriving late may be lose orientation and theater privileges. Late arrival may result in the cancellation of education programs. Please note that Via Aquarium operates on Eastern Time.

  • Meet Excursion Agent by appointed entrance
  • Welcome/Orientation/drop off belongings in Educational Theater (.5 hours)
  • At this time, all field trips are self-guided. Student Activity Sheets available for download at https://viaaquarium.com/education-programs/
  • Explore Via Aquarium! (1-1.5 hours)
  • Lunch: You may purchase food in the mall food court or bring bagged lunches to eat in the mall food court or at the Aquarium’s patio tables. They can be stored during your visit in the Educational Theater.
Chaperone Info:

One teacher or chaperone is required for every 5 students in grades preK-K. One teacher or chaperone is required for every 10 students in grades 1-12. Required chaperones must accompany students at all times.

  • Please remain with your group throughout the visit
  • Review our School Group Behavioral Contract prior to your visit
  • Please keep your chaperone sticker visible at all times

2016-2017 School Year Admission Fees

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

To qualify for School Group prices and programs, the group must be from a public, private or homeschool and consist of a minimum of 15 total attendees, and maximum of 70 total from grades pre-K – 12.

Please allow 7 to 10 business days for a response and keep in mind that we do require a minimum of 2 weeks notice prior to your visit in order to properly plan your trip.