Bay Area K-12 Programs

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Aquarium of the Bay’s and the Sea Lion Center’s FREE education programs allow students to discover the amazing world of the San Francisco Bay through hands-on exploration experiences.   

All of our naturalist led education programs are aligned to both the California State Science Standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and include developmentally appropriate, accessible, STEM and conservation education activities.

All Aquarium of the Bay and Sea Lion Center programs are FREE to all K-12 schools in the nine Bay Area Counties (San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano). Each program is offered at specific times throughout the school year, and all require a reservation. Our programs are very popular and book quickly, so act fast!

Follow the links below to learn more about our programs and make your reservation.

Programs at Aquarium of the Bay

Programs at the Sea Lion Center

Our classroom by the bay offers your students a more formal education experience. The Sea Lion Center is a nonprofit nature center located above K-Dock, home of the world famous PIER 39 sea lions. 

Programs at your School Site

  • BayMobile – The BayMobile visits K-12 classrooms in all 9 Bay Area counties, bringing Aquarium animals, interactive experiments, and climate change education to your school!

  • Project WATERS – Host fish in your classroom, cruise on the San Francisco Bay, and receive special in-classroom lessons in our newest extended experience.  

Programs on the Bay

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