Our OCT Learning Team really enjoy welcoming Home Educated children into the Aquarium, and inspiring them to connect with the Ocean! Whether you have a group full of budding marine biologists, or a child who would simply like to learn more about our incredible Blue Planet, our OCT Learning Programme has something for everyone!

If you would like to visit the Aquarium as a Home Educator, you have 3 different choices:

Deep Dive Workshops

Every last Wednesday of the month during term-time, we will be delivering an Ocean themed workshop for children who are keen to learn more about our wonderful Blue Planet. Each workshop is linked to the national curriculum, and has a strong focus on Ocean conservation.

Please see below for a list of our Deep Dive workshops:

Timings: You may enter the building between 10am – 12:30pm. Participants are to meet in Plymouth Sound at 12:45pm, ready for their 1.5-hour workshop at 1pm. You may explore the building after the workshop until 5pm. 

Prices: Workshop participants can visit for £7.00 each (includes entry to the NMA). Non-participating children may enter for £5.50 each. Under 3s may enter for free. Please note that you must have one free supervising adult for workshop participants, and one free supervising adult for non-participating children. Any additional adults are welcome to purchase a ticket on our website. 

To book onto a Deep Dive workshop, please click here:

Home Educator Wednesdays

Every Wednesday during term-time, Home Educated children between the ages of 4-16 may enter the Aquarium between the hours of £5.50 each! They will have access to all our wonderful exhibits and are welcome to attend our daily feeds and talks throughout the day.

Timings: You can enter any time between 10am and 2pm. The Aquarium closes at 5pm, so feel free to explore for as long as you like!

Prices: Each child may enter for £5.50 each. One free adult may visit per booking. Under 3s may enter for free. Any additional adults are welcome to purchase a standard ticket to the Aquarium.

To book onto a Home Educator Wednesday session, please click here:

Book a bespoke visit!

Home Educators regularly like to group together with other Home Educators to make a unique booking with us. Often, they opt for a self-led visit with a workshop of their choice, for £7.00 per learner. We advise that you bring at least 12 learners to make your visit worthwhile! If you wish to find out more, please email us at learning@oceanconservationtrust.org or call us on 01752 275233.