Sea Life Aquarium Brings Back Contest for Kids to Become a Marine Biologist for a Day!

Sea Life Aquarium Brings Back Contest for Kids to Become a Marine Biologist for a Day!

Photo Courtesy of Sea Life. 

Three lucky students will shadow marine biologists and assist with responsibilities like feeding sea turtles.

SEA LIFE, Michigan’s largest aquarium, will be taking three lucky 6-12th graders behind the scenes to learn what marine biologists really do and try their hand at completing some of their daily tasks.

The lucky winners will learn about the life support and filtration systems necessary to sustain dozens of large exhibits, test water conditions in the laboratory, prepare food for underwater creatures, feed the aquarium’s two rescued green sea turtles, and learn about conservation and public education programs.

Applications will open on SEA LIFE Michigan’s website

starting Tuesday, September 5th and close on September 27th at 11:59pm. To enter, students can submit a brief essay about why a career working with underwater creatures is their dream job. Three 6-12th grade Michigan-area students will be selected by a panel of SEA LIFE Aquarium staff for the one-day event taking place on Tuesday, October 24th, during the school day.

“This contest is a dream opportunity for students who want to pursue a career in marine biology and we’re excited to share an up-close look with the next generation,” said Lauren Grauer, SEA LIFE Aquarium’s curator. “Programs like this are hard to come by in Michigan, and we look forward to giving someone their first taste of the science, skills and technique behind caring for thousands of sea creatures each day. I’m confident the winner will walk away with a renewed passion for the ocean’s unique wildlife and the ways we can protect them for years to come.”

For more information about SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium and how to apply for the “Become a Marine Biologist for a Day” contest, go to:


About SEA LIFE Michigan

SEA LIFE Michigan transports you into the amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays and powerful sharks. With an amazing 180° ocean tunnel, over 20 display tanks, and thousands of sea creatures, the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun. For more information, visit


About Merlin Entertainments

Merlin Entertainments is a global leader in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin operates more than 140 attractions, 24 hotels and six holiday villages in 24 countries and across four continents. Merlin’s purpose is to deliver memorable experiences to its millions of guests around the world, through its iconic brands and multiple attraction formats, and the commitment and passion of its employees. See for more information and follow on Twitter @MerlinEntsNews


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