Aquarium Exploration (3rd-5th)

by  Aquarium of the Pacific

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Learn about some of the most interesting animals in our collection while virtually touring our Tropical Pacific, Northern Pacific, and Southern California & Baja exhibits with live camera views. Educator led programs are tailored to be grade specific and include interactive media, games, and time to ask questions. General themes include an introduction to the different habitats of the Pacific Ocean, animal diversity, and adaptations.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $100.00


30-35 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

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Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Program Availability from June 21 - July 30 is Mondays and Fridays 8-9am and 10-12:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-12:30pm, and Wednesdays 8-9am and 11-12:30pm. Starting August 2nd through August 13 programs will only be available from 2-4pm weekdays, except on Tuesdays .from 3-4pm. Contact us if you are looking at other days and times. Thank you!

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

There is no charge to cancel or reschedule your videoconference more than 48 hours prior to your confirmed date and time. If you cancel your program within 48 hours of the confirmed date of the videoconference session, you will be charged for the full price of the program. Inclement weather, technological problems on our end, and any other uncontrollable factors will be taken into account.

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Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach, CA
United States

The Aquarium of the Pacific is a non-profit organization located in Long Beach, CA. Our mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems by involving the community and the region in engaging, entertaining, educational and empowering exhibits and programs on the Pacific Ocean and the lives of its people.

James Stewart

Program Details


1. Introduce ocean habitats
2. Explore the live webcam views of the kelp forest habitat. Discuss student observations and encourage questions.
3. Use clips, videos, props, and document camera as tools to further introduce kelp forest animals, adaptations, and their habitat.
4. Introduce a coral reef habitat using live webcam views of warm water habitats.Discuss student observations and encourage questions.
5. Use clips, videos, props, and document camera as tools to further introduce and coral reef animals, adaptations, and their habitat.
6. Compare and contrast kelp forest and coral reef habitats.
7. View additional live animal webcams while making observations and encouraging questions.


Learners will:
- compare and contrast living and nonliving elements of tropical and kelp forest habitats
- ask questions and share observations about animals and their habitats using pictures, biofacts, and webcam footage

Standards Alignment

National Standards

3rd through 4th Grade
Characteristics of organisms (4CLS1)
Needs of organisms (4CLS1.1)
Structure and function (4CLS1.2)
Behavior and senses (4CLS1.3)
Organisms relations to the environment (4CLS3.2)
Organism’s effects on the environment (4CLS3.3)
Humans and the environment (4CLS3.4)

5th Grade
Environmental survival needs (8CLS3.1)
Internal regulation for survival (8CLS3.2)
Behavioral responses (8CLS3.3)
Adaptation (8CLS3.4)