Pre K – Grade 4

These programs are specially designed for the aquarium’s younger audiences.

To schedule a visit

Contact: Lisa Olenderski, Assistant Curator
Email: lisao@uga.edu
Phone: 912-598-2356

Beginning in late August, reservations are accepted for the upcoming school year. When making reservations, have several dates in mind in case the first choice is unavailable, and be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your school’s name
  • Your school’s address
  • School’s telephone and fax number
  • Grade level and number of students you intend to bring

Deposits & Cancellations

A $50 deposit is required for the Sea Star program and a $25 deposit is required for Dive Down Deep. Once your deposit is received, your pre-trip packet will be mailed to you. All deposits are non-refundable and will be applied toward the final balance due on the program date.

Chaperones & Fees

For Dive Down Deep, there is 15 student minimum at a rate of $4.00 per child. Sea Star requires a 20 student minimum at a rate of $7.00 per child.

The Marine Education Center and Aquarium requires that an adequate number of chaperones attend and participate in scheduled programs. For all programs, one chaperone is required for every 10 students (i.e., 2 chaperones for 15-20 students, 3 chaperones for 21-30 students, 4 chaperones for 31-40 students, 5 chaperones for 41-50 students) and will attend free of charge.

Additional chaperones for all programs are charged the student rate (listed above). Teachers and chaperones are responsible for students and must accompany them at all time.

Arrival Times

Please be prompt! Plan to arrive early to allow time for the group leader to check in. Groups arriving late will have an abbreviated program. All programs will end at their originally scheduled time. No refunds or discounted fees are given for late arrivals.

Dive Down Deep

Students “dive into” and discover Georgia’s coastal marine organisms by interacting with live animals, viewing marine life in the aquarium and playing an active role in hands-on exercises!

Fee: $/5 person
Length: 60 minutes
Min/max number of students: 15/30

Sea Star (K – 4)

Students are guided through grade-specific marine science concepts using structured exploration and small group investigations. Students view marine life in the aquarium and interact with live marine invertebrates in touch tanks.

Fee: $7/person
Length: 2 hours
Min/max # of students: 20/50

Aquarium Outreach (K-4)

Based on the Sea Star program content, visiting educators “bring the aquarium to your classroom” with live animals, teaching props and natural artifacts for a dynamic and interactive presentation! Outreach programs are generally done for groups in the immediate Savannah area.

Fee: $120/session
Session length: 45 minutes
Min/max # students per session = 15/25

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