For Teachers

Welcome! There are so many possibilities. Let us help you navigate, prepare, plan and implement a visit, an outreach or borrow our kits to teach in your classroom.

Field Trips

School groups, camp groups, after-school programs, scouts and home school families are eligible for advanced reservations, discounted rates, and tailored trip planning support. Packaged tickets are also available with other Duluth waterfront attractions. Ticket prices range from $5-11.

Learn more here.

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Classes, Outreach, and Behind the Scenes Tours

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

View class descriptions here. 

Request an outreach visit here. 

Professional Development

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 one or all of the professional development opportunities offered and hosted by the Great Lakes Aquarium Education Team. We work closely with regional and national scientists, recreation specialists, educators and content experts to bring high-quality experiences to our teaching and learning community.

Learn more here.

Teacher Resource Center

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

Learn more here.