Schools groups and leisure centres

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Presentation and practical information

Welcome to the fascinating world of the Grand Aquarium de Touraine Our enthusiastic and motivated team present eight interactive educational workshops...and some new features. We are delighted to share our universe of rivers and oceans with you. Participate and learn, discover and explore the aquatic world.

Free teacher planning visit.

Dear Teachers, We invite you to visit the Grand Aquarium to plan your students’ trip. Discover the Aquarium and get to know the different exhibits. The planning visit winds up with a presentation of our programmes and educational material.  This is a valuable phase of your planning visit. Registration for planning visit: resa@grandaquariumdetouraine.com. We also provide educational material for your class’s level to prepare your visit.

Conditions and bookings for all visits:

School groups require booking and are subject to availability.

 

Companion package (unlimated number) : €10

Min. 15 children for group bookings.

Educational workshops

  • Aged 3 to 5 - 15 to 20 children

    Little coastal explorers

    Targeted learning :

     

    Mobilize oral language when exploring the aquatic world

     

    Goals :

    • Dare to communicate with others

    • Understand and learn; reformulate to be better understood
    • Exchange and reflect with others; describe the aquatic elements presented and ask questions
    • Discover a less familiar environment; aquatic environments
    • Explore the shores of seas and oceans in search of seashells and silted animals
  • Cycles 1 (aged 4 to 6) - Up to 30 students

    Bernard's world

    Targeted learning :

     

    Exploration of shapes and colors of the aquatic world, reflection and artistic expression

     

    Goals :

     

    Dare to communicate with others

    • Exchange and reflect together; describe the aquatic elements presented and ask questions
    • Explore the material; textures; colors and shapes
    • Discovery of several animals through an artistic activity; practice decorative graphics
  • Cycle 2 (aged 5 to 7) - Up tp 30 students

    Over water

    Targeted learning

    Environmental awareness, memorization of elements to awaken the senses

    Goals

    • Work as a team around the discovery of the senses
    • Identify the elements of the aquatic world
    • Differentiate the senses / smells according to the environment
    • Play certain sounds after memorization
  • Cycle 3 (aged 8 to 10) - Up to 30 students

    Beware: the Loire river is fragile!

    Targeted learning:

    Exploration and representation of the aquatic world, awareness of tomorrow's citizens about the environment

    Goals :

    • Understand the importance of biodiversity and sustainable development
    • Develop a critical look at everyday objects concerning the impact of their creation, use and recycling, on the exploitation of the planet's resources
    • Handling and sorting of waste according to their biodegradability time
    • Awareness of the impact of aquatic pollution on wildlife
  • Cycles 2 (aged 6 to 10) - Up to 30 students

    The fishes’ menu

    Targeted learning:

    Understanding of food chains and interactions between species

    Goals :

    • Awakening curiosity, research and understanding of different diets
    • Understanding together the role of animals and their interactions in food chains
    • Awareness of human responsibility in the environment and the impact of its activity on aquatic food chains
  • Cycle 3 (aged 8 to 10) - Up to 30 students

    The Aquarium’s sharks

    Targeted learning:

    Discovery and awareness of shark anatomy

    Goals :

    • Comprehension and expression using scientific vocabulary.
    • Presentation of shark anatomy through observation drawings
    • Sexual difference
    • Awareness of concepts of ecology and environment through the human / animal relationship
  • Secondary School (aged 11 to 12) - Up to 30 students

    Labo'Pedago

    Targeted learning:

    Discovery of the profession and missions of animal healer

    Goals :

    • Exploration of tools and working methods
    • Adopt ethical and responsible behavior
    • Acquisition of a specific vocabulary
    • Practice of water tests, discovery of filtration systems, initiation to the preparation of food trays
  • Leisure centres (aged 4 to 12) - Up to 30 students

    Tactile experience

    Targeted learning:

    Discovery of the aquatic world through a sensory development workshop

    Goals :

    • Identify what is animal, plant, mineral or produced by living beings.
    • Exploration of the life cycle of living things and the diets of some animals
    • Identify the interactions of observations in oral form and in drawings
    • Observe, touch and identify animals according to their aspects, shapes and colors

Prices

 

Animations Duration

School Level

Animation + Free visit

Animation + guided tour of Loire freshwater area or Tropical freshwater and seabeds (1h)

Little coastal explorers 20 min Cycle 1 10.50€ 13€

Bernard's world

30 min

Cycle 1

10.50€

13€

Over water

30 min

Cycle 2

10.50€

13€

The fishes' menu

45 min

Cycle 2

11.50€

14€

Beware : The Loire is Fragile

45 min

Cycle 3

11€

13.50€

The Aquarium's sharks 45 min Cycle 3 11€ 13.50€
Labo'Pedago 45 min Secondary School 11.50€ 14€
Tactile Experience 45 min Leisure centers 11.50€ 14€

Free visit : all levels 8€
Free visit Aquarium + Mini-Château : all levels 12.50€

The duration of the workshops and the number of children is provided for information purposes only.

CONDITIONS AND BOOKINGS FOR ALL THE VISITS :

  • The class is welcomed on reservation depending of the availability.
  • For all the delays (more 30 min) : penalty of 10% on the overall bill.
  • Accompanying package (unlimited number) : 10€
  • A minimum of 15 children is requested per booking

Contact us

Information and bookings

02 47 23 44 57

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