On Site Classes

Highly engaging, hands-on and informative on-site field trips for students.

At the Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center, education is one way we like to connect students to the ocean. We offer a wide variety of onsite learning programs catering to all grade levels. Our programs are flexible and customizable so if there is a particular habitat, animal or topic that you are interested in, please let us know and we will be able to accommodate your request. All our onsite programs offer hands-on learning and are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

For more details about our variety of Onsite Programs, look for the listings below.

Pricing/funding: Grants are available for qualifying schools. Please contact Dawn@roundhouseaquarium.org for more information on pricing, grants, and booking field trips.

Location: Onsite classes take place in the Roundhouse Aquarium, at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier.

When: Onsite classes run Monday-Friday between 9am and 12pm. Class length is customizable within this time frame.

Current COVID-19 Protocols for On-site classes

OTS and the Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center will be following all Federal, State, County, and Local guidelines set forth by the CDC, Department of Public Health, and others.  As you know, these recommendations and guidelines change frequently, so the below protocols are subject to change.


  1. Face coverings worn over the nose and mouth are strongly suggested for all students, teachers, and chaperones over 2 years old while inside the Roundhouse Aquarium.
  2. Any student or chaperone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to wait outside (student with a chaperone) during the rest of the field trip.
  3. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the aquarium.
  4. Students will be allowed to touch animals in the touch tank, as long as they DO NOT have hand sanitizer on their hands.  Students will be reminded of this on the field trip.
  5. If your school or district has other masking or testing requirements, we will follow whichever requirements are more stringent. 

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