Field Trips

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Plan Your Next Field Trip With Us!

Enhance your field trip with an Educational Add-On Program! More information on program pricing and admission can be found in our Educational Planner.

View Our Group Boating and Snorkeling Adventures Below. 

FLOATING CLASSROOM – FIELD EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

Time:  During Summer and Spring, Programs can be booked between 9:30-10:30 AM (Monday – Friday) For the remainder of the year, times and boat availability may vary.
Price:  Please call 727-441-1790 Ext. 262 for pricing and group rate information.

Winter's Explorer Boat

Students will learn about Clearwater Bay and all of its inhabitants by conducting field activities aboard our boats. Your students will now be able to directly apply what they have learned in your classrooms to the real world environment, providing students with a unique learning experience. Teachers: coordinate your lesson plans and activities with Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s education staff in several areas of study and have the ability to tailor programs for all age groups.

To book your Floating Classroom experience today, please call 727-441-1790 Ext. 262.
Admission to the aquarium is not required or included for boating and snorkeling adventures.

*CMA is an Authorized Water Vessel Commercial Carrier through the Pinellas County School Board.

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SEA LIFE SAFARI – FIELD EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

Time: During Summer and Spring, Programs can be booked between 9:00-10:30 AM (Monday – Friday) For the remainder of the year, times and boat availability may vary.
Price:  Please call 727-441-1790 Ext. 262 for pricing and group rate information.

Book a private 90 minute scenic eco-boat cruise around our local estuary for your group. Be a part of citizen science, and observe data collection in action, as we perform a net pull and conduct a “show and tell” onboard of sea creatures found in the grass beds and sand flats of the bay. Get your feet wet at a local shell island and collect seashells.* See local wildlife above and below the water!

To book your Sea Life Safari experience today, please fill out the form below.
Admission to the aquarium is not required or included for boating and snorkeling adventures. Island stop may be canceled due to weather inaccessibility, and boat routes may be altered by captain at any time.

*CMA is an Authorized Water Vessel Commercial Carrier through the Pinellas County School Board.

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SNORKELING GROUP ADVENTURES

Price:  $20 per person
Group Size:  15 person minimum, 40 person maximum

A Two-Hour Immersive Experience

These adventures are available seasonally, from March through May and mid-August through October.

Group SnorkelHop aboard Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Pinellas County Schools authorized and Coast Guard certified water vessels for a two-hour adventure.  This can be customized and include snorkeling, as well as a narrated scenic tour by one of our staff members.

During the snorkeling, students can get close to many of the area’s intertidal animals in the protected waters of Clearwater Bay. Sea urchins, crabs, sea stars and snails are among the common finds. We customize this program to each age group – to ensure students are always within their depth. You will need to provide your own snorkeling gear, including closed-toe water shoes and towels.

To reserve your group visit, please call 727 441-1790 Ext. 262.

Two weeks’ advance registration and payment for all snorkeling programs is recommended.

Admission to the aquarium is not required or included for boating and snorkeling adventures.

EDUCATIONAL PLANNER

Please see our Educational Planner for a full description of all the Educational Programming offered at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. All programming is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.

Educational Planner (PDF Download)

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Contact our Education Coordinator for more information about field trips, add-on programs or group adventures at 727-441-1790 Ext. 262 or email [email protected].

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