MarineQuest School Daze Registration

Registration information for MarineQuest School Daze 2018.

Registration for MarineQuest School Daze 2018 is now closed. Please visit our School Daze information page for details about MarineQuest School Daze 2019.



Be Prepared

Space is limited for the School Daze program, and fills quickly. The reservation system will timestamp your request, which are filled on a first come-first served basis. Once in the system, you will be asked for the following:

  • Number of students
  • School name
  • Grade(s) of students
  • Tour time(s) requested
    • You will have the opportunity to arrange your time request(s) in order of preference before submitting your reservation request.
  • Contact information

Having this information prepared and on-hand prior to entering the system will allow you to quickly fill out your request form and submit to the system. 



MarineQuest School Daze 2018 will be held Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19.


Tour Times

Four tour sessions are offered on each of the two days of the School Daze program.

Tour Sessions:

8:45 am – 11:30 am

9:45 am – 12:30 pm

10:45 am – 1:30 pm

11:45 am – 2:30 pm



MarineQuest School Daze is held at the headquarters of the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research, located in downtown St. Petersburg. Our physical address is 100 8th Avenue SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.



Attendance at MarineQuest School Daze is FREE! However, registration is required. In addition, schools are responsible for their transportation to and from the event. Parking is available for both bus and car transportation.


St. Petersburg Science Festival

Important note – MarineQuest IS NOT the same program as the St. Petersburg Science Festival “Sneak Peek” School Day. For information about that program, please visit their website. icon_external.png


About MarineQuest School Daze

The MarineQuest School Daze program is two-and-a-half hours long. During the half-hour introductory program in the Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium, students learn about the institute through interviews with staff researchers, combined with footage of scientists in the field. The remaining two hours are spent visiting six of the lab stations on display. Tours are organized ahead of time, and FWRI staff members act as tour guides. At the lab stations, researchers use hands-on demonstrations and activities to explain individual research projects to the students.

FWC Facts:
Horseshoe crabs are not crabs. They are in a class by themselves and are more closely related to spiders, scorpions and ticks.

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