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Education Programs in Cairns

The Cairns Aquarium is a place of learning, fun and discovery!

Fun & Educational Experiences

Encourage students’ innate curiosity for the amazing creatures of the Great Barrier Reef and the North Queensland Wet Tropics with our hands-on approach to teaching and learning.

Our Marine Educators are reef and rainforest experts, constantly developing ways to engage and connect students with the living environment – to inspire them to value, conserve and make a difference for the future.

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Guided School Excursions

Conservation through Education! Inspire and encourage students’ innate curiosity for the amazing creatures of the Wet Tropics Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Our guided education programs are designed for all year levels linked to the Australian curriculum, focusing on the key eco-systems and endemic species of Tropical North Queensland. Students will experience over 71 animal habitats, spread over 11 zones including:

  • Creeks and Streams
  • Freshwater River Systems
  • Flooded Waterways and Billabongs
  • Wetlands and Swamps
  • Tropical Rainforest
  • Forest Floor
  • Rocky Escarpments
  • Life in the Mangroves
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Dangers of the Reef
  • Depths of The Coral Sea
Educational Tours Include:
  • Expert Reef and Rainforest Educator for a 1.5-hour tour
  • Program designed for your group or year level linked with National Curriculum
  • Student Worksheet – Year Level or ESL
  • Hands on interactive experience at the Marine Touch Pool
  • Option to visit pre-opening to the public
Downloads & Resources

Education Booking Form: Click to download

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