HOmeSchool and distance learning Days
Visit for a fun, educational outing at a discounted rate for homeschool families and families participating in distance learning. Admission will include access to complimentary scavenger hunts and discounted tours (first-come, first-serve).
Homeschool and distance-learning students can also enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour for 25% off by registering online in advance! Behind-the-scenes tours visit our small and large animal quarantine buildings, where students will see a loggerhead sea turtle and juvenile bull sharks, and will learn about how we care for our animals and their tanks. Tour lasts 30 minutes. All participants must sign a waiver. Tour participants are not permitted to bring food, beverage, or strollers on the tour. This tour is wheelchair accessible; however, stairs are required for optimal viewing on some parts of the tour. Students aged 12 and under must participate with a parent/guardian present.
*COVID-19 Policy: We are continuously monitoring the new information from the CDC and adhering to appropriate guidelines. As a result, the dates shown below are subject to change. We currently require all visitors to wear face coverings. The floor is marked to help guests monitor their social distancing and hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the aquarium.
Homeschool Day Pricing
Admission with tour
|Homeschool Day - Student (3-17 yrs)||$7 plus tax||$22 plus tax|
|Homeschool Day - Adult (18+)||$10 plus tax||$25 plus tax|
|Homeschool Day - Child (2 and under)||FREE||FREE|
|Homeschool Days 2020|
|Thursday, February 6th|
|Friday, September 18th*|
|Thursday, November 12th|
*Date was originally set for August 24th.
Note: Homeschool Day pricing is only available on designated Homeschool and Distance Learning Days. Admission on these days is not limited to homeschool/distance learning students; we will remain open to the public and other visiting school groups.
- EPIC covers the cost of a self-guided scavenger hunt (which includes the price of admission).
- Students will present their student ID at the ticket booth and receive an educational scavenger hunt to complete during their trip.
- EPIC only pays for students, but accompanying family members can receive discounted field trip rates ($10 for adult; $6 for child).
- EPIC does not pay for any extras like behind-the-scenes tours, encounters, feed stands, etc.
- EPIC students can visit on any day and do not have to make reservations in advance.
Larger homeschool groups (20+ students) may also be eligible for discounted admission and educational programming by reserving a field trip. We offer self-guided field trips seven days a week; field trips with add-on programs (i.e. classes or tours) are offered Monday through Friday only.
*Field trip reservations are booked online only; we cannot take reservations over the phone at this time. Please allow two weeks to process your reservation.