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Ocean Learning

Discover our onsite and virtual education programs, including adult lectures and courses, classes for K-12 aged children and college students, and virtual field trips. Explore science for all and expand your knowledge to create a better future.

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Virtual Programs

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Online Academy: Kids Programs

Enjoy live and on-demand educational programming as well as fun and entertaining activities for all ages.

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Online Academy: Adult Programs

Learn about the ocean from top scientists and conservation experts in the Guest Speaker Series and Aquatic Academy. These series also feature artists, authors, and Aquarium staff.

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Virtual Field Trips

From field trips to virtual classroom sessions online, the Aquarium offers programs for all grade levels, plus homeschoolers.

Tours and Encounters


Classes and Programs

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School Programs

These standards based educator-led programs are taught live to classrooms nationally and internationally through videoconferencing technology.

Virtual Learning
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Our Aquarium educators come to YOU, bringing sharks, sea stars, anemones and other California marine inhabitants in this dynamic mobile tidepool exhibit.

Let Us Come to You
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Kids Classes

The Aquarium of the Pacific welcomes homeschool families to use the Aquarium as a teaching tool.

Homeschool Resources
In Season Cruise
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Gray Whale Watch

Take a voyage with Harbor Breeze Cruises in search of gray whales as they migrate along our coastline.