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Aquarium Camps


The Aquarium offers day camps throughout the year. Summer camps are our most popular but we also offer spring and winter sessions.
Participants enjoy outdoor explorations such as hikes on the nature trail. Indoors, the action continues as campers tour the Aquarium, go behind the scenes for animal encounters and feedings, talk with aquarists about animal care, and join in other fun and educational activities.


Children of all ages enjoy spring, summer, and winter camps!

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Campers get to tour behind the scenes. Campers get to talk with staff on behind the scenes tours. Campers enjoy time on our Tremendous Play Area. Campers interact with live animals. Campers learn about the animals in our care. Campers help staff members feed some of the animals in our care. Campers get to spend time with staff members at our touch pools. Touch pools are a fun way to spend a winter day at camp. Campers learn about the animals in our care. Campers spend time on a nature hike. Summer camp is the perfect time for exploring the marsh.


Registration is ONLINE ONLY April 1, 2020, at 6 a.m.
Sessions available for Grades k-8

Currently, we will continue to take registrations for sumer camp sessions for 2020. We will update you with any new information if something should change.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support. Please stay safe! 

Camps fill up quickly-be ready! Go to the program registration section of the website and create a member profile in advance. 
Summer day camps combine fun and learning with hands-on, feet-wet experiences for children and youths entering grades K-8.

Camp for Rising 2-8 is $280 per child; $252 for Aquarium members.
Camp for Rising K-1 is $260 with a 10 percent discount for members.

All our camp sessions run Monday through Friday. Camps spaces are limited to 15 participants per camp, and they typically fill up within a few hours! Parents may only sign up for a child or children in their care. Camp payment is due in full once registration is confirmed. Reservations are taken online only; no phone reservations will be processed.

2020 Sessions

Rising Grades K-1 (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Session l   June 8 - June 12
Session 2  July 27 - July 31

Grades 2-3 (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Session 1     June 15 - June 19  
Session 2     July 6 - July 10
Session 3     August 3 - August 7

Grades 4-5 (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. )
Session 1     June 22 - June 26  
Session 2     July 13 - July 17  
Session 3    Aug 10  - Aug  14 

Grades 6-8 (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Session 1     June 29 - July 3
Session 2     July 20 - July 24

Register Here April 1

Spring Break Camp

Two-Day sessions for Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6

Spring Break Camp sessions have be cancelled. We will update this page with any other information that may come up.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support. Please stay safe! 

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Winter Holiday Camp

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Winter Camp at the Aquarium is held when children are out of school for the holiday break and is full of fun-filled activities. Participants can enjoy animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, lab-tech interactions, and creative crafts. All camps are from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Camp is $40 per child; $36 for Aquarium members.

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Sea Turtle Camp

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Your budding marine biologist can experience what it's like to work with these beloved marine reptiles during their school holiday. Participants learn all about sea turtles as they work alongside the Aquarium's turtle biologists. Animal encounters, behind-the-scenes action, and a take-home craft project also are included. Camp is from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Camp is $40 per child; $36 for Aquarium members.

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