Take a virtual field trip to the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station! Your students can join us virtually from your classroom or from their individual homes!
Our virtual education classes include live presentations with ambassador animals, footage of our marine animals, lessons from biologists, a pre-recorded virtual tour of the Aquarium,
and a follow up activity! Your students’ curiosity will be sparked as they learn about our animals – we encourage questions!
Full payment due at the time of scheduling. Please schedule at least one week in advance.
Here are our (NGSS and Missouri Learning Standards aligned) virtual education class topics:
- Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade – Animal Needs
- 3rd & 4th grade – Adaptations
- 3rd & 5th grade- Who Polluted the Mississippi River?
- 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grade – Food Webs
- 6th-High School: Engineering Solutions for Animal Care
- K-High School: Incredible Invertebrates
- K-High School: Turtles, Tortoises, Oh My!
- K-High School: Soar with the Rays
Grade Level Courses:
Universal Grade Level Courses [K-High School]:
Price: $125-Full payment due at the time of scheduling. Please schedule at least one month in advance.
Duration: 1 hour [via Zoom or Google Meets]
Animal Interaction: Includes 1-3 ambassador animal interactions (ambassador animals may include reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, and/or large insects)
Class Size: Maximum of 30 students per virtual program
Platform: Classes presented via Zoom unless other arrangements requested in advance
Optional Add-On: Meet our sloth, tamandua, african grey parrot or six banded armadillo and chat with a biologist! For an additional fee of $40, your students can meet one of our larger ambassador animals. Adding on an additional animal interaction will extend your program by 15 minutes, making it a 1 hour and 15 minute virtual class. Please have 1-2 choices in case our animals choose to not participate.
Click here to register for a Virtual field trip
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