The Portland Aquarium provides augmented, age-specific teachings for pre- and post-visit study for Portland area PreK – 12th Grade students and Seniors.
The Portland Aquarium hopes to inspire a new generation of ocean explorers and conservationists from the Portland area through education and shared experience with live animals in order to create an ever expanding appreciation for our planet’s oceans. The experience will instill respect and awe for marine life and the rich aquatic resources of our planet’s wetter 78%. Students will expand their understanding of our ecosystems as they engage all five senses for maximized learning.
Come learn from over 30 exhibits and more than 2500 animal species! Interact with sharks, stingrays, sea jellies, octopuses, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fascinating tropical and cold water fish, and so much more!
The Portland Aquarium offers a wide variety of educational programs for field trips led by the aquarium’s staff of educators, biologists and aquarists. Field trips will include many hands-on activities as well as age-specific programming. Experience invertebrates (sea stars, urchins, anemones, and more) native to the Oregon Coastline and areas of the South and Central Pacific.
The Portland Aquarium provides teachers and students with access to interactive educational opportunities. For the first time, Portlanders will be able to learn about the ocean and get a good look at its strange and wonderful inhabitants without having to make a trip out to the coast.
Please let our staff know about any special requirements such as special educational needs or if your group is studying a topic we can include in our presentation or if your group is working toward a badge, patch, loop or rank.
Seniors Can Also Enjoy the Aquarium
Our educators will tailor their educational talks to your age group ensuring older learners benefit from their trip to the ocean inside our facility. You get the same animal interaction opportunities as younger groups for an excellent day out with marine animals.
- $4.95 per person
Please call or email us for groups over 50 students. Large groups are eligible for private entry as early as 9AM. Field trip pricing is good for all PreK – 12th Grade students and Seniors regardless of the size of the group (educational institutions, certified child care, home school, YMCA, or any other legitimately certified groups of children.) Please show certification at the door.
Low income school districts may qualify for up to $2 per person discounts via our scholarship fund. (This discount is not valid with any other discount or special offer.)
To enhance your field trip experience, you are encouraged to spend some time after the tour just exploring at your own pace. The following post offers tips for maximizing your day at the Aquarium: “How to Ensure Your Children’s Aquarium Visit is an Amazing Experience!” Click to read it now.
The deposit for this activity is $50. If you group is smaller than 10 people, call us for scheduling arrangements with a smaller deposit. If you need to pay for this activity with a check, we can also be of assistance with the scheduling by telephone.
In order to keep our Field Trip schedule running smoothly and on time in addition to accommodating all our groups, please try and be as punctual as possible and arrive only at your appointment time. If you find that you are running late, please call the aquarium at 503-303-4721 so we can adjust our schedule as it likely will affect our other field trips. We may not be able to accommodate your party more than 15 minutes before your scheduled arrival time.
For further information on our field trip program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the calendar below to schedule your reservation.