Georgia Aquarium SEA Grant Application

Thanks for applying to the Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA) Grant for the 2022-2023 school year!

The SEA Grant Application can take up to 15 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting. Incomplete and inaccurate applications will not be considered. The educator filling out the application is the field trip contact and must be attending with the group. Limit 1 application per educator. If the email address does not match the name of the educator who applied, your application will automatically be denied. Applications may take up to 6 weeks to be reviewed.

Please add sponsored@georgiaaquarium.org and tickets@georgiaaquarium.org to your email address book. Our emails often end up in the spam/junk folder.
Free/Reduced Lunch Percentage

Please note, at least 60% of the student population served must receive free or reduced lunch to be eligible for the SEA Grant. The Georgia Department of Education FRL% database will be used by Georgia Aquarium to determine eligibility. 

There is a maximum of 150 students covered per application. If you will have more than 150 students with your visit, you will be offered a discounted rate for additional tickets.
The number of adult tickets we can provide under the SEA Grant will depend on your group size and your grade level. If your application is accepted, your confirmation email will contain information on the number of adults you were approved for. If your student count decreases, the number of complimentary adult tickets will also decrease. 
Please select 3 possible visit dates in order of your preference. Visit dates must be Monday - Friday during the 2022 - 2023 school year (August 15, 2022 – March 31, 2023). Dates are subject to availability, and blackout dates may apply.

It may take up to 6 weeks for an application to be reviewed. Please keep this turnaround time in mind when selecting your dates.
When choosing an Arrival Time, please make sure you consider when your buses would be able to leave the school and take traffic/travel time into account.

We will do our best to schedule your group for your requested date and time but please note: all dates and times are subject to availability.

Reschedule Policy
If something comes up and you need to reschedule your visit, you may do so once. A visit cannot be rescheduled more than one time. If you reschedule once and the second date your group is scheduled for does not work, your visit will be cancelled for the 2022 - 2023 school year. 
No Call, No Show Policy
If your group does not attend your scheduled field trip or you do not email sponsored@georgiaaquarium.org at least 48 business hours in advance, your visit will be forfeited for the remainder of the school year and you will not be eligible for the SEA Grant for the 2023 - 2024 school year.
Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA) Grant Policies and Procedures
  • I understand the minimum 60% free/reduced lunch requirement.
  • I understand the SEA Grant is offered based on availability of limited funds. Submission of an application or if granted in previous school years does not guarantee approval. 

  • I understand there is a maximum of 3 approved applications per school.
  • I understand only a maximum of 150 students are covered per application. If I will have more than 150 students, I must pay for the additional students before my date of visit.
  • I understand the number of complimentary adult tickets will depend on group size and grade-level. Adult tickets includes any teachers, educators, administrative personnel, chaperones, parents, and etc. Any additional adults will need to purchase a ticket for entry.
  • I understand that all SEA groups will receive self-guided general admission tickets which include all galleries and shows. The SEA Grant does not include transportation, parking, meals or any other related field trip costs. Add-on options may be available.
  • I understand it may take up to 6 weeks for my application to be reviewed.
  • I understand the Reschedule policy.
  • I understand the No Call, No Show policy.
  • I understand that all pertinent information about the visit will be provided on the confirmation email and I will receive emails 4, 2, and 1 week prior to visit. 
  • I understand that sponsored@georgiaaquarium.org is the primary contact email for all questions and information regarding the SEA Grant and visit.