High School Shadow Program

Do you want to learn what it takes to become a marine biologist or work with animals at the Aquarium? Our High School Shadow program gives students in grades 9 – 12 an opportunity to meet up with Aquarium staff and get a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a marine biologist.

See our availability below to choose the date and time that works best for you. 

Experiences will include a tour of the Aquarium, including behind the scenes area, food preparation and animal feeding, a visit to the water quality lab, and an up-close animal encounter with one of our Education animals.

Important Notes:

  • Due to animal safety, exhibit maintenance, or animal health reasons, The Aquarium reserves the right to provide alternative behind the scenes access.
  • Students need to complete a waiver prior to attending the program and bring it with them (this will be sent out with your registration email).
  • Participants must wear closed-toe shoes for behind the scenes access.
  • All in-person programs will follow strict health, sanitation and safety protocols outlined by national, state, and local guidelines.
  • In-person programs have participation limits as per state and local guidelines. Stay tuned to the website for any changes.

Available Shadow Dates

$75 per program

Registration Policy 

  • Payment is due in full at time of registration. Reservations made without submitting payment will not be valid and may be forfeit.  
  • We reserve the right to cancel reservations not paid in full within 3 weeks of the shadow program date. 
  • If you need to reschedule, please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the program date. Cancellation made prior to 2 weeks in advance will receive a refund less $25. 
  • No refunds will be issued for any cancellation request made within 2 weeks of the workshop start date. 


For more information or to schedule a shadowing session, fill out the form below or call 856-361-1024 or email shadow@aquaticsciences.org for more information.



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