Field Trips
Plan a Field Trip at the Austin Aquarium
The Austin Aquarium field trips provide augmented, age-specific teachings for pre and post-visit study for Austin area PreK – College students.

Austin Aquarium hopes to inspire a new generation of oceanic explorers and conservationists from Greater Austin through education and shared experiences to create an ever-expanding appreciation for our planet’s oceans, rain forests, and deserts.


Booking times start at 10 AM.

For earlier reservations, please contact us in advance.

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Austin Aquarium hopes to inspire a new generation of ocean explorers and conservationists from Greater Austin through education and shared experiences with live animals in order to create an ever-expanding appreciation for our planet’s oceans, rainforests and deserts. The experience will instill respect and awe for species they don’t see every day. Students will expand their understanding of our ecosystems as they remain engaged throughout the field trip for maximized learning.

Austin Aquarium hosts over 30 exhibits and more than 2,500 animal species! Interact with sharks, stingrays, sea jellies, octopuses, birds, reptiles, amphibians, tropical and cold water fish, and so much more!

Looking for a Field Trip Austin Aquarium has Educational Field Trips
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The Austin Aquarium does include special pricing for homeschool groups of 15 or more. Homeschoolers, contact the aquarium to reserve your date by calling us at 512-222-5586 or email at


The Austin Aquarium offers a wide variety of educational programs for field trips led by the aquarium’s staff of educators, biologists and aquarists. Field trips will include many hands-on activities as well as age-specific programming. Experience invertebrates (sea stars, urchins, anemones, and more) native to the Oregon Coastline and areas of the South and Central Pacific.


The Austin Aquarium provides teachers and students with access to interactive educational opportunities

Students in the Austin area can learn about the ocean and get a good look at its strange and wonderful inhabitants without having to make a trip out to the coast.

Please let our staff know about any special requirements such as special educational needs, if your group is studying a topic we can include in our presentation, if your group is working toward a badge, patch, loop or rank, or if there are any special language requirements.

Austin Aquarium School Field Trips Summer Camps



Students - $6.95
Parent Chaperones - $8.95
Staff - FREE


Students - $4.95
Parents Chaperones - $5.95
Staff - FREE

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    Austin Aquarium Educational Field Trips

    Large groups are eligible for private entry as early as 9 a.m. Field trip pricing is good for all Pre-K through 12th Grade students regardless of the size of the group (educational institutions, certified child care, home school, YMCA, or any other legitimately certified groups of children). Please show certification at the door.


    Low-income school districts may qualify for up to $2 per person discounts via our scholarship fund.


    Homeschool children are not required to have a 15 person minimum. The educational tour will be shorter for smaller groups, typically 15-20 minutes depending on the group. Homeschoolers are encouraged to pair up with other homeschoolers or contact the aquarium on which date you prefer and they will gladly pair you up with others interested in that day.

    In order to keep our Field Trip schedule running smoothly and on time in addition to accommodating all our groups, please try and be as punctual as possible and arrive only at your appointment time.


    If you find that you are running late, please call the aquarium at 512-222-5586 so we can adjust our schedule as it likely will affect our other field trips. We may not be able to accommodate your party more than 15 minutes before your scheduled arrival time. To help expedite your check-in process please keep students on the bus until an Education Specialist has come to direct your group.


    For further information on our field trip program, please email us at

    Austin Aquarium Kinkajou Encounter
    13530 N. Hwy 183 #101
    Austin, TX 78750

    Hours :
    Sunday - Thursday | 10AM - 7PM
    Friday - Saturday | 10AM - 8PM
    New Year's Day | 11AM - 8PM
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