School Programs & Activities

Shark Reef Aquarium's education programs are available for all public and private schools grades pre-k through 12, community groups, recreation centers, scout groups, and colleges.

School Groups

Shark Reef Aquarium offers two educational tours per day, Monday through Friday, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Afternoon and weekend tours are also offered, with limited availability. The educational program consists of a one-hour guided tour through Shark Reef, and one hour of hands-on learning activities in Shark Reef's classroom. All of the activities are designed to meet state and local curriculum, and are based on the grade level of the children.

Depending on your grade, we may have your class dressing up like a shark, being a part of a food chain, or dancing around the room like a jellyfish. Whatever your grade level, we have a program for you.

Reservations are required for all educational tours. Please call 702-632-4555, option 2, for more information.

2017-2018 Field Trip Reservations
Due to limited bus availability for field trips this year, Shark Reef Aquarium will conduct a lottery for field trip reservations. Please read the procedures if you are interested in a field trip.

Click here to download the field trip reservation procedures.

Girl Scout Badge Programs

Girl Scout Badge Programs at Shark Reef Aquarium are arranged through the Girl Scout Frontier Council. Programs are 2 hours long and activities are specifically designed for Brownies, Juniors, and Seniors to earn a Water Badge. A special Shark Reef Aquarium patch will be given to all Girl Scouts who complete this program. If your group is interested in participating in this exciting event, please contact the Girl Scout Frontier Council for more information.

Outreach Programs

Bring our school to your school! Education staff members will present our age appropriate activities and lessons to your class in sessions of 45 minutes each. Group size is limited to a maximum of 40 students per session. Call for more details, to make a reservation, and for pricing. Please note: No live animals are part of this program.

If you would like to make a reservation for any of the above, including Career Days and Reading Week, please call (702) 632-4555 and press option 2.