Broken down into four distinct “Zones,” (A, B, C and D), Adventure Aquarium offers 200,000 square feet of sprawling, climate-controlled space, over two million gallons of water, and a diverse collection of 8,500 animals, ranging from hippos to horseshoe crabs, penguins to pipefish, seastars to storks, sharks to sea turtles and so much more. Below are exhibit-specific resources teachers can use to enhance a visit to Adventure Aquarium.
CURRICULUM CONCEPT GUIDE
The Concept Guide is designed as a resource for your classroom. It is divided into “Key Concepts” to help you explore Adventure Aquarium by topics your class might be studying. During your visit, choose a key concept and visit each coordinating Zone to find the species mentioned. Then for each concept, you will find animals or exhibits that provide live, up-close examples to enrich lessons taught in the classroom. Teachers can use this Concept Guide as a starting point for your adventure in learning at Adventure Aquarium - connecting your classroom lessons to your trip, and creating an unforgettable experience for your students!
Mighty Mike - America’s Biggest, Baddest Alligator - is making his BIG return to Adventure Aquarium in April 2013. At 14 feet long and over 800 pounds, Mighty Mike is considered the largest alligator in the country on display outside of the state of Florida, and is certainly one of the largest animals ever featured at Adventure Aquarium. Not only will you and your students be able to get up close and personal with this massive creature, an improved exhibit design will provide extraordinary viewing access to Mighty Mike, allowing you to get eye-to-eye with this remarkable animal. The Gator Guide includes fun activities, coloring sheets and more.
TURTLE TOUR GUIDE
From ancient to modern times, the story of the turtle is a journey of survival against the odds. Our Turtle Tour Guide will provide you with information and activities all about turtles, including Turtles 101, Cool Facts, Species at Adventure Aquarium, and special Turtle Activities.