Fish family in exhibit Say swimming stingray Butterfly pollinating a flower
Fish family in exhibit Say swimming stingray Butterfly pollinating a flower

Ocean in Motion

Looking to Make a splash in your classroom, nursing Home, daycare, or at a special event? 

Not a problem! Let our mobile touch cart come to you! 

Touch a sea cucumber, feel the unexpected texture of a sea star, or get 'hugged' by a sea urchin when the Butterfly House & Aquarium brings our Ocean in Motion touch pool to YOU! With the only mobile salt-water aquarium in the area, let our education staff bring an assortment of fascinating tide pool animals out in our mobile touch pool exhibit! 


Ages: All    

Availability:  Tue – Fri and Select Saturday or Sunday dates (Not available during the months of April and May, due to school field trip season.) 

Request Visit: Registration Form

Scholarship Application: Ocean in Motion Scholarship Form 


  • Small Group/Classroom Visit (up to 30 people): 1st hour $90, each additional $50
  • Large Group/Community Fair/Event: 1st hour $180, each additional hour $150

Applicable sales tax will be added and is not included in the program price. 

*A roundtrip mileage fee of $1 per mile is charged for any Ocean in Motion visit outside a 15-mile radius of the  Butterfly House & Aquarium.  

RSVP Requirements:

  • Pre-registration of at least 2 weeks is required before your 1st preferred visit date.
  • A $50 non-refundable reservation deposit is required to confirm the reservation.  (The deposit will be taken off the full price of the program.

Cancellation Policy: 

  • Cancellations made 1 month prior to the scheduled visit will only be charged the $50 reservation deposit.
  • Cancellations made less than one month prior will be billed 50% of the cost of the program.
  • Cancellations made less than 2 weeks before a program will still be charged the full program price.

Thank you to the founding sponsors of Ocean in Motion!






Additional Information   

Ocean in Motion Behavior Policy Form

FAQs :  These are our most frequently asked questions

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