Come explore the Aquarium by participating in fun, hands-on activities the marine biologists perform every day. Participants will tour behind the scenes areas, interact with Aquarium staff, investigate Bluff Point State Park and, weather permitting, spend some time on the water. As an added bonus, campers will spend the night at the Aquarium enjoying the exhibits after hours.
Schedule: Monday & Tuesday, 8:30am-4:00pm; Wednesday 8:30am (overnight on 7/17, 8/14) – Thursday 8:30am: July 15-18, August 12-15
Cost per week: Members: $375; Non-members: $425
Mystic Aquarium and Project Oceanology team up to create an amazing camp! In this week-long program, campers participate in 3 days of research and exploration aboard Project Oceanology’s vessels to discover life in and around Long Island Sound. Then, spend two days at Mystic Aquarium exploring the work being done to protect African penguins, investigate whale snot and learn about efforts to protect horseshoe crabs. Campers spend time on the water, participate in experiments, meet with expert scientists and even go behind-the-scenes to learn about the many conservation opportunities taking place locally.
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm: July 22-26
Cost per week: Members: $445; Non-members: $475
Teens love marine biology and yearn to know what it’s like to be a scientist. Join New England Science & Sailing (NESS) and Mystic Aquarium for this exciting program that allows for a unique experience in the best aspects of a career in marine biology. Participants will start their day at NESS exploring Little Narragansett Bay by kayak, snorkel, foot and boat where they will perform field research before heading over to Mystic Aquarium where campers will focus on shark conservation, animal behavior and conservation genetics. This program is designed to give teens a real taste of what it’s like to be a marine biologist. All registration will be through New England Science and Sailing (NESS).
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm: August 5-9
Cost: $ 515