Sea Stars, our early childhood summer camp program for preschoolers is back for another exciting summer of fun.This half-day, week long themed summer camp is packed with fun for children ages 3-5. Whether you sign your child up for one week, or the entire summer, Sea Stars is the perfect program for your little “sponge”. Sea Star programs take place in a bright, stimulating classroom designed for preschool-aged children. Parents enjoy peace of mind knowing our experienced staff creates a safe, memorable experience for each and every child. This unique program allows children to learn through hands-on experiences and animal encounters while interacting with peers and participating in fun projects. Children also experience the great outdoors at the Sea School Green, an outdoor learning space specially designed for our campers. Sea Star campers do not leave the aquarium grounds. This summer, Sea Stars will focus on the various animals that we have exhibited at the aquarium.
Sea Star campers must be toilet trained to attend. Please see our Parent Handbook for a detailed explanation.
Schedule: Week-long sessions run June 20-August 19
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 11:30am
Cost per week: Members: $205; Non-members: $240
Choose from our 4 exciting camps this summer. Each camp will be held for at least 2 separate weeks.
Fishing Camp: Oh Boy! Summer Fun! What a great way to celebrate summer. Campers will learn about pond life as they investigate what lives there such as freshwater fish, turtles and frogs! These campers will get plenty of outdoor time as they set up a tent, plant flowers and tend the garden. To add to the adventure, campers will cap off this week with Mud Day and a day of water play.
Dates: June 20-24, July 25-29
The Ocean Rocks!: What do coral reefs, volcanoes, storms, sea jellies, hermit crabs and an octopus all have in common? The answer is simple, your camper! With the help of our incredible animal care staff, campers will learn how the forces of nature shape the land and oceans on earth to provide homes for the fabulous animals who then reside there.
Dates: June 27-July 1, August 1-5
Marine Mammal Trainer for a Week: Whales, sea lions and seals are all taken care of here at the aquarium by our Marine Mammal Trainers. But what does their job entail? Let your camper join in the fun as they talk to one of our veterinarians, learn about our seal and turtle rescue programs, and meet a person who dives into our animal tanks to find out what the real job is like. As an added bonus, these soon-to-be-trainers will come eye to eye with one of our beluga whales.
Dates: July 4-8, July 18-22, August 8-12
Go Wild! Explore Rainforests, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians: Take a walk on the wild side with this camp! Campers will be actively engaged in the worlds of reptiles, amphibians and birds. We will utilize our Fabulous Exploration Wild exhibit as campers explore animals such as alligators, frogs and even penguins. Our animal care experts will once again be utilized to help us learn about these awesome animals.
Dates: July 11-15, August 15-19