Aquarium in motion

Mississippi Aquarium offers exciting opportunities for youth in grades K-5 to explore the brown, blue and beyond through educational outreach programs for summer camps, schools, groups and more! Our Aquarium Education Specialists will bring STEAM based, hands-on educational, entertaining and interactive learning to your classrooms, libraries and community centers. Programs are designed for children of varying ages and abilities.

Mississippi Aquarium can now travel to your classroom, thanks to our community partners! We partnered with Chevron and The Bacot McCarty Foundation to purchase a vehicle for Education Outreach. This new program called "Aquarium in Motion" was designed to bring the Aquarium to students throughout the state. We are grateful for community partners like Chevron and Bacot McCarty to help us reach these goals.

Programsbook outreach

Topics Include:

• Sharks
• Reptiles
• Life Cycles
• Animal Locomotion
• And More!

PLEASE NOTE: All instructional content aligns to Mississippi's College and Career-Ready Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

Now booking outreach for the
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR!


ONE HOUR: $130 | TWO HOUR: $160

Adapt and survive with sharks

L.K.1, L.K.3, L.2.3, L.3.1., L.3.4, L.4.1, L.5.3B

Students will learn about the adaptations of sharks and their relatives that have allowed them to persist for millions of years, along with their critical role in marine ecosystems.


L.K.1, L.K.2, L.1.2, L.2.2, L.3.2, L.4.2

By using models and biofacts, this lesson will further students' understanding of the similarities and differences in the lifecycle of plants and animals.


L.K.1B, L.1.2, L.2.1, L.2.4, L.3.1, L.4.2

This lesson will explore the adaptations and unique characteristics of snakes, lizards, crocodilians, turtles and more.

Animal locomotion

L.K.1B, L.1.2, L.2.4, L.3.1.1

Students will investigate and demonstrate the many ways that animals move, including walking, running, jumping, hopping and more.

The web of life

Grades 2-5
L.2.3B, L.3.4.1, L.4.2, L.5.3B

Students will learn about the roles of the sun, producers, consumers and decomposers in the energy cycle of ecosystems.

Marine Debris

E.5.10, L.6.3, E.7.9B, E.8.10

Students will gain an understanding of the sources and impacts of marine debris on the environment. As well as, investigate solutions to this issue using the scientific method.

population growth

Bio.5, BIO.5.6, ENV.1, ENV.1.6 ENV.1.8, FB.6, FB.6.5

Students will investigate different types of population growth and the various factors that prevent exponential growth in natural populations.

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