Survivor Program

The Survivor Program at The Ocean School focuses on the adaptations that animals use to survive. What do animals do to thrive as individuals? How do they find food and protect themselves from the environment and other predators? Why are some suited to cold weather while others are native to hot climates? The Survivor Program invites students aged 6 to 18 years to explore these topics and many more.

The program offers an interactive, informative, and inspiring journey through Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, where students will learn about varied aquatic environments and interact with a diverse range of marine life. Students will also get exclusive access to the Back-of-House area, where they will learn about the behind-the-scenes operations of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. The program is split into three separate age groups to cater to the interests and learning processes of children in grades 1-3, grades 4-6, and grades 7-9.


Suitable for grades 1-3, students will learn about the different adaptations of both fresh and saltwater animals and how these special features are used to survive in different habitats.


Prepared for grades 4-6, students explore the ecological concepts of adaptations and investigate some of the characteristics that allow animals to thrive in extreme environments.


Available for grades 7-9, students will learn about the differences between structural, functional and behavioural adaptations and how these help fish, birds and mammals to flourish in their environment.

Program Factsheet

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  • Educational workbook that can be discussed in the classroom.
  • New knowledge and an invaluable experience!
  • Return voucher