Aquarist for a Day (Ages 12+)
Join us in World of Water at McWane Science Center for a day of fun and learning. After a special orientation, you will be able to work alongside our Aquarist Staff as they go through the day to day operations:
- Prep and harvest live zooplankton
- Feed live and prepared food to all animals in Ocean and River Journey
- Participate in Shark and Ray Touch Tank feeding
- Check all life support and exhibit systems
- Get the opportunity to clean and maintain a variety of exhibits from River Journey to Ocean Journey and get the opportunity to interact with all of our Behind the Scenes Ocean Animals collection.
- Participate and learn how we make salt water for Ocean Journey Exhibit
- Learn about all of the mechanical filtration and get a hands-on experience with what it takes to keep these systems running. Ex: Pacific Northwest Habitat and River Journey Exhibits
Thursdays & Fridays
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Subject to availability · Must reserve minimum 2 weeks in advance · Maximum of one (1) guest per day
$125 Non-Member, $100 Member
2 Guest Maximum (Monday – Thursday)
1 Guest Maximum (Saturdays)
Ages 12 and older
Participants will receive a McWane Science Center Aquarist for a Day T-Shirt and a Certificate of Completion.
*please be advised – the participants in this program will be around fish including shellfish (allergies.)
Aquarist Family Special Discount:
Family members may reserve tickets for $10 combo or $5 Adventure Hall only to use on the same day of Aquarist for a Day (while the activity is going on.) These tickets must be purchased at the same time Aquarist For a Day is reserved. They may purchase up to 2 Adult tickets and 2 child tickets (4 total) in addition to the Aquarist for a Day reservation.
Reserve Your Spot Today By Calling (205) 714-8414