Aquarium Career Exploration

Career Day at the Aquarium

Find out what it’s like to work in an aquarium in our new career exploration program. You’ll see what an aquarist does, learn how our guest experience associates engage with our guests, conduct scientific tests and make animal observations. You’ll also learn ways to explore the underwater world when you build an ROV and meet a diver.  Join us for this day-long glimpse into the front-of-house and behind-the-scenes work that goes into running an aquarium.

Grades 9 – 12 Dates & Costs
Friday, October 13, 2017, 8:30am – 4pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8:30am – 4pm
Monday, February 19, 2018, 8:30am – 4pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018,  8:30am – 4pm
• $45* Greater Cleveland Aquarium Pass Holders
• $50* General
* includes lunch. Please note any dietary restrictions.

Grades 6 – 8** Date & Costs
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 8:30am – 4pm
• $45* Greater Cleveland Aquarium Pass Holders
• $50* General
* Includes lunch. Please note any dietary restrictions.
** Middle school participants receive a discount for the Marine Scientist in Training Summer Camp

Career Day at the Aquarium features an array of hands-on experiences and replaces the single day shadow program we operated in the past.

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