Education Classes

We are offering STEM-based education classes as a 45 minute add-on to a field trip to the Aquarium. We are able to accommodate up to 40 students per education class.

Cost: $13 per person (minimum fee of $200/group). This includes admission to the Aquarium and a 45-minute education class.

Class Topics:

  • K – 2nd: Animal Needs: Come join us at the St. Louis Aquarium and learn about the four basic animal needs [food, water, shelter, and oxygen]. You and your students will learn about the four animal needs and guess two of our animals at the aquarium animal need.
  • 3rd – 4th: Adaptations: How does an animal survive in the wild? What cool behaviors or traits does it have to help it survive? Animals have developed unique adaptations to help protect themselves from danger. Come and learn about what adaptations are and what adaptations our animals have.
  • 3rd – 5th: Who Polluted the Mississippi: St. Louis is located by the second largest river in North America; the Mississippi River! The Mississippi River has provided many opportunities not only for Native Americans, but for settlers as well. However, what would happen if more voyagers came to the area? What would happen to the river? Take a journey and learn what has happened to the Mississippi River and how you can help!
  • 5th – 8th: Food Webs and Population Balance: Come learn about the interconnection between animals and the environment. Food chains tell us the process of where we get energy, how we eat, and what happens to us in the circle of life. What would happen if one animal or plant disappears from the food chain? Come see how these changes affect the environment and what our duty is in the food chain and food web.
  • 6th – 12th: Engineering Solutions for Animal Care: Animals have been around for many years and have helped humans in a variety of ways. With animals helping us out in many ways, what would happen if an animal was hurt or injured? When an animal is hurt or injured, we take action and help them out! In this program, you will solve a true “animal case” that veterinarians and biologists had to create for an animal in need. Are you up for the challenge?
  • K-12th: Creepy Crawlies: Join us at the St. Louis Aquarium and learn how the creepy crawlies are not so creepy! Come learn about the different creepy crawlies we have [Crustaceans, Arachnids, and Mollusks] and why they are important in the world!
  • K – 12th: Incredible Invertebrates: Did you know invertebrates make up 97% of the world’s animal population? Come learn about our invertebrates here at the St. Louis Aquarium and why they are important for the ecosystem.
  • K – 12th: Turtles, Tortoises, Oh My!: What makes a turtle a turtle and a tortoise a tortoise? Come learn about the difference between turtles and tortoises at the St. Louis Aquarium! Students will learn what makes them unique and how our Animal Trainers take care of them.

Click here to register for an Aquarium education class and field trip.

Learn more about free field trips for underserved schools by clicking here.