Grades 4-6

Day at the Whitney Lab


Program Information

Students rotate through docent-guided, hands-on stations designed to encourage discovery, questioning, and observation. Students will conduct an experiment, observe microscopic organisms, and use critical thinking skills to compare and contrast a collection of marine invertebrates.

Curriculum may supplement Florida State Sunshine Standards.

Grades: 4-6

Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, September through May (2 or 2.5 hour program) 

Class Requirements: One class per scheduled date, 10-30 students 

Cost: $9 per student (public, non profit status), otherwise $15 per student.  

Day at the Whitney Registration

Day at the Whitney Registration

Registration for the 2024/2025 school year is now open

To register for the Day at the Whitney, please fill out the request form.

 Day at the Whitney Request Form

Upon receiving this form education staff will review your request and respond back in a timely manner.

Please note that your class is not scheduled until you receive an email confirmation from education staff.

*Homeschool option available*

If you are a homeschool co-op or organized group that meets the above requirements, please fill out the Day at Whitney Lab request form. If you are an individual at home learner, please check back for 2024/2025 school year program dates.

Questions / More Information

Amy Biedenbach
(904) 201-8423


Frequently Asked Questions

Preparation / Resources


Getting to the Whitney Lab

Watch the student preview of the Day at the Whitney Lab, and be a Scientist for a Day!

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