Primary KS1 & KS2
This visit allows teachers to independently take their students around the Aquarium. The ‘Just Add H2O Headquarters’ will be available for safe storage of bags and coats and to have lunch if the weather is bad (first come, first served).
Interactive Tours (2 hours)
A range of 2hour guided educational tours set in the Aquarium itself. These sessions were designed with the help of teachers to cover as much of the national curriculum as possible. The themes of these tours range from habitats and adaption to climate change, or we can create a bespoke session to cover specific learning outcomes. Contact us for more information.
Science Shows (0.5 hours)
Our science shows are a perfect accompaniment to an explorer or interactive visit. Students can get involved with interactive experiments, demonstrations and volunteer opportunities.
AquaLab Workshops (1 hour)
Our workshops are a great way of allowing your students to get a hands on experience, be they artistic, scientific or something altogether different.
The following workshops are based in our wet lab and are an ideal accompaniment to an Interactive Tour or Explorer Visit.
An introduction to marine science in a lab. (Yr 3,4,5,6)
A place to live?
Where do animals under the sea like to live? (Yr 1,2)
Pollution – the journey of plastics and their impacts on the oceans (Yr 3+)
Under the Knife
Fish dissection (Yr 5+)
Corals and their conservation (Yr 4,5,6)
Creative Centre Workshops (£1.50 per student) (1 hour)
There are a wide range of observational drawing, art and craft activities to choose from that will compliment your learning outcomes. Capture the inspirational experience of looking at the diversity of colour, shape, pattern and design of our amazing sea creatures.
Design a Tank (Yr 5+)
The session starts with a presentation on exhibits in the Aquarium and the maths required to design them. Students are then taken on a research tour of the Aquarium to get some inspiration for their own tank design and to learn about the requirements of marine creatures in Aquariums. There will then be a working lunch as students work in teams to design their tank on paper.
Immersion Days (full day)
A full day immersive learning experience on a variety of themes – Design-a-Tank Immersion Days – Using maths for exhibit design
Aquatic Art Immersion Day
Spend a day with one of resident artists and then create a piece of observational or sculptural work to take away.
A full day experience on the seashore, in the Aquarium and in the Aqua Lab
We love a challenge!
Why not challenge us to create a session for your class? We are able to create a bespoke session across the curriculum, including: Science, Art, Maths, English, Geography, Media, Business Studies or even PE!