Do you dream of becoming a marine biologist or caring for animals in an aquarium? Then come for a crash course in aquarium careers and join the Shadow Program! Students will see husbandry staff in action and go behind the scenes for a look at a day in the life of a marine biologist. This unique experience also includes a tour of aquarium exhibits and an up-close animal encounter and feeding.

Who can attend?

Students in middle and high school. There will be specially designated dates for each age group.

What’s the difference?

High school students will participate in our traditional 3-hour experience which will also include a discussion on colleges, possible majors of study, and class selection. Middle school students will participate in a 2-hour experience that focuses more on what to expect in high school and extracurricular activities in which they can participate.

What’s the cost?

$75 per 3-hour, high school program $50 per 2-hour, middle school program

Do you offer a virtual option?

Yes! Our 90-minute virtual option will include a little bit of everything and is open to all middle and high school students.

What’s the cost for the virtual option?

$40 per 90-minute virtual program.

Current High School and Middle School Career Shadow Dates and Availability

Current Virtual Career Shadow Dates and Availability

Registration Policy 

  • Payment is due in full at time of registration. Reservations made without submitting payment will not be valid and may be forfeit.  
  • We reserve the right to cancel reservations not paid in full within 3 weeks of the shadow program date. 
  • If you need to reschedule, please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the program date. Cancellation made prior to 2 weeks in advance will receive a refund less $25. 
  • No refunds will be issued for any cancellation request made within 2 weeks of the workshop start date. 


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