Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s educational department provides marine science-based activities that are engaging and fun for homeschool students visiting CMA or learning virtually from home.
- 10:00 am to 11:00 am
- Student Ages
- 3 to 5
- 1 Hour
- $15 (one child & chaperone); $5 per additional participant*
Join us for PJ’s Playdates – a fun and educational morning program at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! PJ’s turtle, dolphin, otter, shark, and ray friends will invite children to learn about where they live, what they eat, and the characteristics that help them live in the ocean. Activities will include classroom activities that explore the Florida pre-kindergarten standards, interactive games, and fun facts about the animal of the month! Available for children ages 3 to 5.
Dolphin Discovery – January 25
Learn all about PJ and her resident dolphin pals in this one-hour playdate program! Use your motor skills with hands-on learning games and activities that will teach you about what makes dolphins different from other animals. Practice your listening skills during storytime and lessons about our flippered friends.
Squishy Bones – February 15
In this one-hour program, you will learn about what you have in common with fish like sharks and rays! Sink your teeth into using your thinking skills to compare sharks and rays while looking at shark jaws and other biofacts. Throughout storytime and the hands-on activities, you’re sure to have a fin-tastic time!
Oodles of Otters – March 15
Explore the difference between river otters and sea otters in this one-hour program. Engage in storytime and learn about how otters take care of their young. Become an otter and continue to develop your motor skills in a fun, hands-on activity!
Turtle Tales – April 19
Do you love sea turtles? If so, this is the one-hour playdate for you! Learn about how sea turtles navigate through their lifecycle from egg to adulthood with hands-on activities. Discover the parts of a sea turtle and interact with real biofacts. Design your own sea turtle shell, listen to a story about sea turtle nesting on Clearwater Beach, and discover ways we can all help sea turtles!
Pre-registration is required. We require a minimum number of participants per PJ’s Playdates session and will reschedule or process a full refund if the minimum is not met.
Add on Aquarium Admission for $8.95 per person.
*Parking fee is not included.
- Please Contact Education Coordinator
- 45 min
- Age Range
- Any age range is available.
Virtual LIVE Field Trip
Virtually meet with an Education Biologist along with a training session with one of our resident dolphins. Have all of your questions answered live and virtually tour around the aquarium. This program is a one-time occurrence for 45 minutes priced at $150. Contact the Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your custom and unique learning experience today.
- Starting at $15.00
- Age Range
- K-12th Grade
Hope’s Study Buddy
Hope’s Study Buddy courses provide virtual learning opportunities that are based on current teaching standards and review math and science concepts. Whether it is reviewing material from the previous year or supplementing your child’s current curriculum, Hope’s Study Buddy courses can help stimulate learning. Some courses offer an option to upgrade for a live session when your learner will get to speak to a marine life educator on the topic of their program. Learn more about the offered courses by visiting our Marine Academy.
- Age Range
- K-12th Grade
Virtual Marine Academy
CMA offers free virtual learning opportunities that are based on current teaching standards to students and teachers. These courses can serve as supplemental learning for students to connect concepts they have learned in school to real-life examples. Whether you do these courses individually or with a class, students will have fun while learning about marine debris and CMA’s mission of rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine animals. Learn more about the offered courses by visiting our Marine Academy.