Field Trips

We offer field trips for school groups, scouts and other groups.  Groups as small as 5 students to 120 students have enjoyed visiting and learning from our educators.  Many 4th grade classes visit every year and preschoolers love the hands-on nature of our exhibits!

School Year Field Trips are from September 1 – May 31 – these are very structured, with stations that groups rotate to.  A presentation about the Chesapeake Bay may be included.
Summer Time  Field Trips are from June 1 – Aug 31 and can be either Unguided Visits during our normal operating hours (Wed – Sun, 11-4) or Early Opening Visits just for your group.  Staff are at the Nautical Classroom, Touch Tank, and Exhibit Hall, to help your group learn.  General admission for summer of 2019 is $7 a person.  Group admission is $6 a person (must contact us at least 2 weeks before date to secure this price).  Early opening visits are $9 a person (must contact us at least 2 week before to arrange this).
Short Aquarium Visit, school year:
 Groups enjoy exclusive access to the Aquarium when we are closed to the public. The Aquarium staff provides a guided tour for your students as they explore both indoors and outdoors at the Aquarium.
 Our short Aquarium field trips are recommended for groups of 40 students or less and last up to 2 hours.All guests are priced at $11/person. For every 10 students, a chaperone is free.
Long Aquarium Visits, school year:
 Our long Aquarium field trips accommodate up to 120 students and can last up to 4 hours in length. All guests are priced at $11/person. For every 10 students, a chaperone is free.
The students will visit 4 different stations, including:
  • Chesapeake Critter Presentation
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Touch Tank
  • Watershed Walk
 The entire group will have a 30-minute lunch break together in the park picnic area (weather permitting – indoor option available).
 Ask us about other opportunities in the park during your visit!
 I hope this gives you a clear idea of what Glen Echo Park Aquarium has to offer your organization. Contact us for more details.
We hope to “sea” you soon!


Contact us to learn more!