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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.

Ages: 9th - 12th Grade
Time:  1pm – 4pm
Cost:  $60

What Does the Program Include?

  • Tour of the Aquarium including a behind the scenes access
  • Visit with a biologist or zoologist
  • Food preparation and animal feeding
  • Visit to Quarantine area, Veterinary office, research lab and engineering
  • Visit to the Water Quality lab
  • Up-close animal encounter with one of our Education animals
  • Information packet on: marine biology, colleges, interview preparation, test taking skills and career choices

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.
  • Participants must wear closed-toe shoes for behind the scenes access.

Programs occur on select Thursdays and Saturdays of each month, from 1pm – 4pm.

Available Dates:


Available Dates

Shadow Program Cancellation Policy:
Payment is due in full upon reservation. If you need to reschedule, please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the program date. Cancellations received less than 2 weeks in advance will receive a 50% refund.

For more information or to schedule a shadowing session, fill out the form below or call 856-361-1025 or email shadow@aquaticsciences.org for more information.


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