Field Trip Logistics

FT Lobby ImageLOGISTICS FOR STUDENTS IN PRESCHOOL— GRADE 6

We suggest having small groups of students explore with a chaperone to help make the field trip experience valuable for each student. Here are a few pieces of advice from our experience:

  • SMALL GROUPS: Make sure students know which group they will be exploring/going to class with before arriving and place a chaperone in each group to be
    responsible
  • NAME TAGS: Try to provide your students with name tags that include the group they will be exploring with
  • CHAPERONE LIST: Make sure chaperones have a list of the students they will be
    exploring with/responsible for during the visit
  • MEETING TIME: Arrange a time to meet in the lobby and communicate that time to your chaperones and Aquarium staff
  • GIFT SHOP: Assign small groups specific times to be in the gift shop to avoid the last minute time crunch.
  • LUNCH SEPARATION: Separate lunches into exploring groups to help minimize congestion to retrieve them at lunch time.

LOGISTICS FOR STUDENTS IN GRADE 7—GRADE 12

Even though they are older, these students, too, must be chaperoned the entire time they are inside the Aquarium. Below are some suggestions to make this work:

  • SMALL GROUPS: Have students assigned to small groups with a chaperone for exploring
  • CHAPERONE LIST: Make sure chaperones have a list of the students they will be exploring with during the visit
  • CHAPERONE STATIONS: Instead of having chaperones in small groups, have chaperones stationed at key places throughout the Aquarium to ensure proper supervision of all spaces. Click here to see our
    Chaperone Station map
  • MEETING TIME: Arrange a time to meet in the lobby and communicate that time to your chaperones and Aquarium staff
  • GIFT SHOP: Assign small groups time to be in the gift shop to avoid the last minute time crunch.
  • LUNCH SEPARATION: Separate lunches into exploring groups to help minimize congestion to retrieve them at lunch time.