Grades K-3

Traveling Marine Zoo


Program Information

Whitney trained docents bring a collection of marine invertebrates to local schools for a hands-on science learning experience.

Students are introduced to marine biology by exploring how the animals breathe, find and eat food, protect themselves and generally survive in their environment.

Grades: K-3

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September through May

Class Requirements: 2-3 classes per school visit, 24 students per class maximum

Cost: $50 per class

The Traveling Marine Zoo can visit schools within a 45 minute drive from the Whitney Laboratory.



Registration for the 2023/2024 school year is now open

To register for the Traveling Marine Zoo, please fill out the request form.

Traveling Marine Zoo 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.

Questions / More Information

Amy Biedenbach
(904) 201-8423


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