Mission Statement

Inspire – creating an experience for our guests that is inspirational and enriching that fosters respect and interest of our natural environment.

Discover – observing the natural world within the confines of our facility which shall invigorate our guests and heighten their scientific understanding of the species of animals at DWA, many that are currently threatened with extinction.

Change – engaging our guests through their visit to effect change that will sustain our planet, whether through community recycling projects, solar power or carbon reduction initiatives, the list is endless . . .

Inspire, Discover and Change – DWA is committed to educate, participate, and illustrate the importance of conserving and protecting our earth’s resources for animals and humankind. It is our steadfast goal, through the exhibition of diverse habitats, species, and cultures represented at The Dallas World Aquarium to further this cause.

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The Dallas World Aquarium
Education Curriculum

Hello Educators!

We are very excited that you will be visiting us soon! Through our amazing animals and beautiful naturalistic exhibits, we aim to inspire your students to gain a new appreciation for and desire to conserve our planet.

Would you like to dive deeper into science topics relating to your field trip? Are you looking for fun, interactive lessons that align with the TEKS for Science? If your answer is yes, this curriculum is for you!

The interactive lessons and activities contained within add educational value to your field trip and will inspire your students and excite them about topics in science, animals, and our planet.

Additionally, we offer teacher fact packets that include stunning and extensive detail on a variety of topics related to your field trip experience. These come in a PDF format, and each contain a wealth of information on the following topics, click on each to download:




Mundo Maya



Living Seas

Reptiles & Amphibians

Begin your experience with an introductory lesson, designed to be appropriate for all grades. Click below for the lesson plan as well as an electronic version of our Field Guide:

Introductory Lesson: Getting to Know The Dallas World Aquarium

Field Guide

Click below for science-themed elementary and secondary mini-unit plans that can be used in conjunction with a field trip or as a stand-alone classroom experience. So, let’s, dive in, and enjoy!

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

3rd – 5th Grade

6th – 8th Grade

9th – 12th Grade

For reservations or additional information, please email groups@dwazoo.com.