High School Shadow Program

Do you want to learn what it takes to become a marine biologist or work with animals at the Aquarium? Our High School Shadow program gives students in grades 9 – 12 an opportunity to meet up with Aquarium staff and get a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a marine biologist.

We are offering both a virtual and an in-person experience this year. Choose the date, time, and mode that works best for you.

Experiences will include a tour of the Aquarium, including behind the scenes area, food preparation and animal feeding, a visit to the water quality lab, and an up-close animal encounter with one of our Education animals.

Important Notes:

  • Due to animal safety, exhibit maintenance, or animal health reasons, The Aquarium reserves the right to provide alternative behind the scenes access. .
  • Students need to complete a waiver prior to attending the program.
  • Participants must wear closed-toe shoes for behind the scenes access.
  • All in-person programs will follow strict health, sanitation and safety protocols outlined by national, state, and local guidelines.
  • In-person programs have participation limits as per state and local guidelines. Stay tuned to the website for any changes.

Available Live Shadow Dates

$60 per program

Available Virtual Shadow Dates

$30 per program

Shadow Program Cancellation Policy:
Payment is due in full upon reservation. If you need to reschedule, please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the program date. Cancellations received less than 2 weeks in advance will receive a 50% refund.

For more information or to schedule a shadowing session, fill out the form below or call 856-361-1024 or email shadow@aquaticsciences.org for more information.



Virtual Shadow Registration

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