Aquarium is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools (SACS) and the by Commission on International and
Trans-regional Accreditation as a Supplementary Education School.
The Aquarium underwent the same rigorous accreditation process
that elementary schools and universities participate in to be
accredited in their areas of expertise. We are the only aquarium
in the country to receive this distinction.
As a leader
in science education, Aquarium staff members felt it was imperative
to become accredited to highlight our emphasis on education. The
Aquarium is more than just a field trip. The educational experiences
gained from a visit to the Aquarium cannot be duplicated outside
of our facility. The exhibits, free standards-based educational
programs and pre- & post-materials make it a true field study
destination – an important supplemental component to any