Can’t come to the Aquarium? The Aquarium can come to you!
Groups may Visit the World Aquarium only or you can Add the World Aquarium onto your City Museum Visit.
To learn more about the World Aquarium tour offerings, please select from one of the following types of tours:
World Aquarium Aquatic and Marine Science Institute
We are celebrating our fourth year of the “World Aquarium Aquatic & Marine Science Initiative (WAAMSI) which has been established to serve the students of the greater St. Louis region by enabling them to gain focused hands-on field research experience in marine biology. WAAMSI is a six session course (with a focus on at-risk students) which takes place one Saturday each month starting in January. The successful students travel to Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory to apply firsthand what they learned in our laboratories and meet with other marine and aquatic sciences professionals in the field.
The program is open to St. Louis Metropolitan area high school students in their sophomore or junior years. WAAMSI gives preference to at-risk, low income students. All expenses will be paid for each student’s tuition, food and travel expenses.
Objectives of WAAMSI:
1. To motivate and encourage disadvantaged youth to seek careers in marine and aquatic sciences;
2. To provide a broad applied perspective on aquatic and marine sciences;
3. To give students exposure to scientific organization in marine and aquatic sciences; and
4. To allow students to meet with leaders in aquatic and marine sciences.
Applications must be received by December 28, 2012 and selected students will be notified by mid-January.
The application deadline has passed for the 2013 program.