Welcome! Let us help you plan a visit, schedule an outreach, or borrow our teaching kits to explore in your learning space.
School groups from accredited K-12 schools and home school families are eligible for advance reservations, discounted rates, and custom-tailored trip planning support.
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.
Looking for new ideas? Want to know more about the wildlife and waterways in our area? Need CEUs and want to have fun earning them? Join us for professional development opportunities offered and hosted by Great Lakes Aquarium’s Learning Team. We work closely with scientists, recreation specialists, educators, and content experts to bring high-quality experiences to our teaching and learning community.
Learn more about professional development opportunities.
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.