Excursion Program: Wildlife Rescue

Pre Primary, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Inspire your students to become ocean guardians with our turtle-themed Wildlife Rescue Excursion Package, crafted for all ages and lead by our knowledgeable Education team. This excursion package includes a 1-hour additional activity which shellabrates the amazing features of turtles! Your students will become turtle experts - from exploring their habitats, to understanding threats to survival and discovering the unique roles they play within ecosystems. Guided portion of activity includes a themed talk, guided tour of turtle rescue pool and hands on activity where students become real "turtle researchers".

  • Duration: 1 - 2 hours
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Kids Choice
  • Fully Guided
  • Free parking

From: $24

Includes AQWA Entry

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Excursion Package Includes

  • General entry to all of AQWA's exhibit areas
  • Greeting by an Ocean Guide
  • Activity - Themed turtle talk by AQWA Education Guide (approx. 15 mins)
  • Activity - Meet our rescue turtles* (approx. 15 mins)
  • Activity - Take part in a hands-on activity (approx. 20-25 mins)
  • Free of charge supervising adults, as per year group ratios
  • Free bus parking & 4 hour car parking

Need to Know

This excursion package is available Monday-Friday during school term.

There is a minimum of 15 students to book this package.

The Wildlife Rescue activity session has a duration of approx. 1 hour, commencing at 10.30am.

You can arrive for your Excursion any time from 9am; please nominate your estimated arrival time in the Additional Information section of the booking process.

This activity is best suited to a groups of up to 36 students (plus up to 6 teachers/helpers).

For groups 36+, please set your capacity to 36 then complete the booking enquiry. Note your estimated number of students in the Special Requests section of the booking form. Our Bookings Manager will contact you to confirm how we can accommodate your group.

Before Your Excursion

Download Checklist:

  • External Provider Pack  and Program Flyer (above)
  • Applicable Fact Sheets and/or Knowledge Boosters (above)
  • Want more? Explore and download additional fact sheets, resources and easy to use group-leader excursion booklets (year K-Y1).


Bring 3 For The Sea initiative:

  • Get students excited for their excursion by involving them in our Bring 3 For the Sea initiative! 
  • AQWA has teamed up with Containers for Change and we are asking every student and visitor to bring three 10c marked containers with them to donate to the AQWA Foundation.
  • This small challenge will support AQWA Foundation’s turtle rehabilitation program AND reduce plastics in the ocean and in landfill. 
  • Simply have each student bring 3 eligible containers to donate during your excursion.
  • Participating schools can receive a Certificate of Acknowledgement for helping the AQWA Foundation!
  • When you book an AQWA excursion, you can request we post out a Containers for Change collection bag to start gathering your containers before you visit.

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