Educator Resources - PreK - K

Maximize the educational impact of your field trip experience by taking advantage of the free resources developed by the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium. Use these essential tools to engage your students before, during and after their visit.

Our Scavenger Hunt is geared towards PreK – K students, with assistance from a teacher or chaperone. The topic, Aquarium Discovery, highlights some of the fascinating animals that live at the aquarium. It is designed to slow students down so they can experience exhibits and animals more thoroughly, offering questions that encourage creative thinking and careful observation to answer.

Our PreK – K Exhibit Companion includes activities to prepare your students for their visit and to reinforce their educational experience when they return to their classroom. The topic, The Buddy System, is about how some animals work together for protection and food. Included are descriptions of the exhibits that will be the focus of this Exhibit Companion and the animals they contain, as well as discussion questions about the animals and their relationships to each other. 

Our PreK – K Chaperone Guide provides guidance, structure and supplemental information for chaperones during their visit to Adventure Aquarium. The topic, The Buddy System, is about how some animals work together for protection and food. This Guide will allow your chaperones to provide the "extra" to your students during their visit - facts specific to each zone and various exhibits.

Our Exhibit Resources are designed to take you and your students to a deeper level while exploring our most popular exhibits. Each guide includes background information, activities and additional sources for further investigation and discovery.

Is a dolphin a mammal or fish? What’s the difference between an alligator and crocodile? Why do sharks have so many teeth? Find the answers to these questions and more in our collection of Animal Fact Sheets. Each is full of information that can be used before or after your field trip to help your students understand more about the animals that are found at Adventure Aquarium.

Planning a visit to Adventure Aquarium is now easier than ever with our Field Trip Packages. Each package includes Aquarium Admission and Free Lunch Space. Package options also include Educational Programs such as Classroom Lessons, Auditorium Programs, Behind-the-Scenes Tours, 3D & 4D Movies, and more!