Private Behind the Seas Aquarist Experience
Ages 6 and up

Science Field Trip 2 hours

Explore behind the scenes! Witness firsthand how our aquarists care for our animal inhabitants, including the engineering of our filtration system and habitats. 

What you’ll see: Help our aquarists identify the animals we find right beneath the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center and learn more about our acquisition process. Additionally, guests will get the exclusive opportunity to prepare food and feed our animals.

Duration: 2 hours

When: Reservation only. 

Fees: $250.00 for up to 15 guests; $10.00 each additional guest up to 20 guests. 

Additional Information: 

Reservations: Guest Services representatives are available 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday- Friday (except holidays) at 949-496-2274 ext. 369 or

Availability: Private Tours are subject to availability. Reservations are required and must be made at least three weeks in advance.

Cancellation: No cancellations and no refunds. All purchases are final. Reservation and cancellations are processed by phone or in person only. Please be on time. Docents will be released from their responsibility 15 minutes after your scheduled arrival time. No-shows or late arrivals will not be refunded. 

Questions? Call Guest Services at 949-496-2274 ext. 369 or email