Aquarium Career Exploration

Career Day at the Aquarium

High School Career Day at the Aquarium

Are you a high school student interested in working with aquatic life? Do you know you want to work with water in some way, shape, or form? Or maybe you already have a specific aquarium career planned out, and want to make sure it’s the right path for you? Here at Career Day, we hope to answer these (and many more) questions for you.

Meet team members who perform a variety of jobs to keep the Aquarium running. Find out what they wanted to do at your age, and how their journey brought them here. You can even try a few of those jobs yourself, such as testing water, preparing enrichment items for our animals, and feeding stingrays. Join us for this day-long encounter of aquatic careers and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of all that it takes to operate the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

Dates & Costs
Thursday, July 26; 8:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday, August 4; 8:30am – 4:00pm

General – $50 per student
Passholder – $45 per student
Includes lunch. Please note any dietary restrictions.

Senior Projects

If your school offers the opportunity for a multi-day shadow project in your senior year, the Aquarium has a program that gives you a unique experience in the daily operation of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.  Since there are very few openings for this experience, participants are chosen competitively. Please contact us at for more information.

College Internships

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium offers internships throughout the school year for college students studying marketing, marine science, education or related fields.  Please send a letter of inquiry to