Bay Area K-12 Programs
Aquarium of the Bay’s Education Programs focus on inquiry-based learning and hands-on experiences. All of the Aquarium’s education programs are taught by our staff of trained Naturalists, linked to California State Science Standards and include age-appropriate, STEM based activities.
All programs, with the exception of the Discover the Bay Hybrid Ferry Program, are free to all K-12 Bay Area schools (San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties). Each program is offered at different times throughout the school year, and all require a reservation. Our popular programs book quickly, so act fast!
Important information regarding reservations for the 2013-2014 school year:
- Teachers in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) can submit Reservation Request Forms starting August 14, 2013.
- All other Bay Area schools can submit Reservation Request Forms starting August 28, 2013.
- Email Mayra@bay.org or fax 415-623-5324. Reservations via phone are no longer accepted.
- All Reservation Request Forms must be submitted a minimum of 3 weeks prior to your trip date.
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Follow the links below to learn more about our programs and how to make a reservation.
The most flexible way to plan your school's visit.
These new tours integrate a guided tour of the Aquarium exhibits with hands-on activities and scientific observation skills.
Multi-media presentations enhance your students’ tour through the Aquarium’s exhibits.
Hybrid Ferry Program
Learn about our newest education program, which combines a cruise aboard Hornblower’s Hybrid Ferry with a guided tour of the Aquarium’s exhibits.
Bay Area School Reservations
Special programs and prices for Bay Area schools as part of our commitment to the local community.