K-12 Learning

Welcome! Let us help you plan a visit, schedule an outreach, or borrow our teaching kits to explore in your learning space.

Field Trips

School groups from accredited K-12 schools and home school families are eligible for advance reservations, discounted rates, and custom-tailored trip planning support.

Learn more about field trips.

Book your field trip now!

Classes, Outreach, and Behind the Scenes Tours

Take your Aquarium visit to the next level for your school, scout, or homeschool group. Reserve time with one of our professional educators to explore wildlife, habitats, the nature of science, animal care, and human interactions with local ecosystems. Classes are available at the Aquarium or as outreach events. There is a fee for all classes, and they must be scheduled at least one week in advance.

View class descriptions.

Request an outreach visit.

Monnie Goldfine Teacher Resource Center

Great Lakes Aquarium’s Teacher Resource Center has teaching kits, equipment, standards-aligned lesson plans, books, and more, ready for you to use in the classroom or out in the field. These materials can help you blend an Aquarium visit with classroom curriculum, to enhance your current studies, or as pre- or post-field trip activities around an Aquarium visit. These resources are free to borrow.

Check out a teaching kit!