Guided Aquarium Tours

A scheduled “hands-on” tour of The Pier Aquarium by a Marine Education Staff member introduces students to marine life of various oceanic environments found throughout the world.

Pre-K through Fifth Grade
Length: ½ to one hour

Activities:

Aquarium-on-Your-Own – 15-30 minutes

Explore the variety of live, static and “hands-on” exhibits at The Pier Aquarium.

snookThis covers: language arts (reading, listening, speaking), science (matter, energy, processes that shape the earth, processes of life, how living things interact with their environment) and health education (responsible health behavior).

Sunshine State Standards: LA.C.1.1, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.3.1, SC.A.1.1, SC.B.1.1, SC.B.2.1, SC.D.1.1, SC.D. 2.1, SC.F.1.1, SC.F.2.1, SC.G.1.1 SC.G.2.1, HE.B.3.1.

Touch Tank Time – 15-30 minutes

Atlantic StingrayGet “in touch” with Tampa Bay’s marine life at The Pier Aquarium’s very own touch tank.

This covers: language arts (listening, viewing and speaking), science (the nature of matter, energy, processes of life, how living things interact with their environment), health education (responsible health behavior) and physical education (advocate and promote physically active lifestyles).

Sunshine State Standards: LA.C.1.1, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.3.1, SC.A.1.1, SC.B.1.1, SC.F.1.1, SC.F.2.1, SC.G.1.1, HE.B.3.1, PE.C.2.1.