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FHR STEM Center Logos_Page_2Experience the wonders of the Texas State Aquarium as we bring the excitement of hands-on learning to your schools, libraries, churches and events! Our TEKS aligned outreach programs offer personal attention, close contact with Aquarium animals and biofacts and engaging STEM activities for all ages. 

For more information or to schedule a program, please call Debbie at (361) 881-1201 or email outreach@txstateaq.org for a free estimate.  All reservations must be made two weeks in advance.  Additional programs will be discounted when booked for the same day.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are outside a 20 mile radius from the Texas State Aquarium, additional travel fees will apply.  ANY program requiring 2 instructors will be $188.00 for first program and $130.00 for each additional program booked. 

 

 

NEW! Creature Tales – 45 min

The Aquarium introduces an exciting new animal program with a twist!  Your audience will enjoy listening to an animal story, engaging in interactive play, and meeting and greeting the superstar of the book.

Choose from:

  • Reptiles
  • Baby Gator
  • Touch Pool (hermit crabs, sea urchins)

Fee: $125     |     Additional Programs: $85     |     Maximum: 30 students

Creature Features – 45 min

Get all your creature questions answered as we get up close and personal with our animals.  Together we will explore, identify, compare and contrast their adaptations/characteristics and how these features help them live in specific habitats.  

Choose from:

  • Baby Gator
  • Land Turtles
  • Lizard
  • Snake
  • Touch Pool (hermit crabs, sea urchins)  

Fee: $125     |     Additional Programs: $85     |     Maximum: 30 students

 


 

Amazing Adaptations/Conservation – 45 min

Investigate how an animal’s body parts and habits help it survive in its environment.  Through observations and data collection, students can begin to draw conclusions linking an animal’s adaptations to its survival on land and sea.  Students will also learn about the animal’s conservation status and what they can do to help conserve these amazing creatures.

Fishy Friends
Let’s Talk Sharks!
Meet Our Otters
Saga of Sea-leste

Fee: $95     |     Additional Programs: $65     |      Maximum: 30 students

 


 

Ocean in a Box – 45 min

Journey to the ocean as we observe, discuss and identify shark teeth, sea turtle shells, a variety of corals, and much, much more!  This display of ocean biofacts is perfect for science day discovery, exploration or special events.  Ocean in a Box encompasses a wide range of topics and items for participants to describe, compare, and touch. 

Fee: $188     |     Additional Programs: $130     |     Maximum: Varies

Creature Features – 45 min

Get all your creature questions answered as we get up close and personal with our animals.  Together we will explore, identify, compare and contrast their adaptations/characteristics and how these features help them live in specific habitats.  

Choose from:

  • Baby Gator
  • Land Turtles
  • Lizard
  • Snake
  • Touch Pool (hermit crabs, sea urchins)  

Fee: $125     |     Additional Programs: $85     |     Maximum: 30 students

 


 

Amazing Adaptations/Conservation – 45 min

Investigate how an animal’s body parts and habits help it survive in its environment.  Through observations and data collection, students can begin to draw conclusions linking an animal’s adaptations to its survival on land and sea.  Students will also learn about the animal’s conservation status and what they can do to help conserve these amazing creatures.

Fishy Friends
Let’s Talk Sharks!
Meet Our Otters

Fee: $95     |     Additional Programs: $65     |      Maximum: 30 students

 


 

Ocean in a Box – 45 min

Journey to the ocean as we observe, discuss and identify shark teeth, sea turtle shells, a variety of corals, and much, much more!  This display of ocean biofacts is perfect for science day discovery, exploration or special events.  Ocean in a Box encompasses a wide range of topics and items for participants to describe, compare, and touch. 

Fee: $188     |     Additional Programs: $130     |     Maximum: Varies

 


 

Career Days

It takes more than just one type of person and skill set to make the Aquarium a well-designed and fantastic place to engage our guests with our animals.  We’ll introduce your students to the diverse careers at the Aquarium, ranging from animal husbandry and education, to video production, water chemistry and communications.  It takes a team to run the Aquarium!

Fee: $95     |     Additional Programs: $65     |     Maximum: Varies

Career Days

It takes more than just one type of person and skill set to make the Aquarium a well-designed and fantastic place to engage our guests with our animals.  We’ll introduce your students to the diverse careers at the Aquarium, ranging from animal husbandry and education, to video production, water chemistry and communications.  It takes a team to run the Aquarium!

Fee: $95     |     Additional Programs: $65     |     Maximum: Varies

Career Days

It takes more than just one type of person and skill set to make the Aquarium a well-designed and fantastic place to engage our guests with our animals.  We’ll introduce your students to the diverse careers at the Aquarium, ranging from animal husbandry and education, to video production, water chemistry and communications.  It takes a team to run the Aquarium!

Fee: $95     |     Additional Programs: $65     |     Maximum: Varies

NEW! Creature Tales – 45 min

The Aquarium introduces an exciting new animal program with a twist!  Your audience will enjoy listening to an animal story, engaging in interactive play, and meeting and greeting the superstar of the book.

Choose from:

  • Reptiles
  • Baby Gator
  • Touch Pool (hermit crabs, sea urchins)  

Fee: $125     |     Additional Programs: $85     |     Maximum: Varies

 


 

Creature Features – 45 min

Get all your creature questions answered as we get up close and personal with our animals.  Together we will explore, identify, compare and contrast their adaptations/characteristics and how these features help them live in specific habitats.  

Choose from:

  • Baby Gator
  • Land Turtles
  • Lizard
  • Snake
  • Touch Pool (hermit crabs, sea urchins)  

Fee: $125     |     Additional Programs: $85     |     Maximum: Varies

 


 

Saga of Sea-leste – 45 min

Help a hatchling sea turtle find its way to the sea.  Students will meet a variety of sea creatures during this puppet show that teaches Sea-leste the facts of life through their special adaptations.

Fee: $95     |     Additional Programs: $65     |     Maximum: Varies

 


 

Ocean in a Box – 45 min

Journey to the ocean as we observe, discuss and identify shark teeth, sea turtle shells, a variety of corals, and much, much more!  This display of ocean biofacts is perfect for science day discovery, exploration or special events.  Ocean in a Box encompasses a wide range of topics and items for participants to describe, compare, and touch. 

Fee: $188     |     Additional Programs: $130     |     Maximum: Varies

 


 

Career Days

It takes more than just one type of person and skill set to make the Aquarium a well-designed and fantastic place to engage our guests with our animals.  We’ll introduce your students to the diverse careers at the Aquarium, ranging from animal husbandry and education, to video production, water chemistry and communications.  It takes a team to run the Aquarium!

Fee: $95     |     Additional Programs: $65     |     Maximum: Varies

 


 

Community Events and Festivals – All Ages/Large Group Events

Make your community event or festival even more exciting as we engage your audience with our Aquarium animals and/or specially planned activities.

Fee: $160   |     Additional Hour: $50     |     Maximum: Varies