Avila Beach

Tidepools On Tour

Tidepools on Tour brings the rocky intertidal to you! This program introduces students to a selection of our tidepool animals including sea stars, sea urchins, and hermit crabs in our mobile aquarium tank! 

Great for the classroom, assemblies, libraries and many other events!

Please contact education@centralcoastaquarium.com with questions or specific program needs

Aquarium on the move!

The Central Coast Aquarium is excited to share this alternative program with you Рnear and far! Made possible through the development of our mobile aquarium tanks, we bring our live animals to you along with informational presentations and programs. 

Program Information

  • $450 for the first hour, $100 each additional hour
  • Mileage rates apply
  • For multiple classes or large groups, half hour rotations are recommended¬†

Scholarships - Coming Soon

We hope to have scholarships for the 2024-2025 school year soon. 

The Central Coast Aquarium strives to offer some scholarship assistance for school program fees. Funds are awarded at the discretion of the Aquarium on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

Note: The following questions are included on the application. You may prepare your answers before completing the form, or you may save your form and return to it as needed.

  • Please explain why your class/school is deserving of a program scholarship. (500 words max.)
  • Please describe other sources of funding that you have received or are pursuing which will help cover program fees. (300 words max.)