Toddlers And Their Caregivers
Spend time with your little one as you learn about aquatic animals and their habitats in one of our interactive classrooms. This program utilizes stories, activities, crafts, visits to the Aquarium’s exhibits and live animals to keep you and your child engaged while learning. Each session culminates with a trip at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT, weather permitting, to search for sea creatures along the coast. Each session focuses on a different theme, story and craft: Monday session themes are beluga whales, horseshoe crabs and eels; Wednesday session themes are seals/sea lions, penguins and sharks.
Schedule: This is a four-session series held one day each week for an hour. Choose one of our two weekly sessions or join in both.
Mondays, 1:00pm-2:00pm: June 29, July 6, 13, 20
Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm: July 29, August 5, 12, 19
Cost per session: Members series package $55/adult & child pair, $23 extra child/adult
Non-members series package $65/adult & child pair, $25 extra child/adult
Sea Stars is a half-day, weeklong experience specifically designed for campers entering pre-K or Kindergarten. With three exciting camp themes, you may have a hard time deciding on just one week! Held in our early childhood classroom, our youngest campers will learn through hands-on experiences and animal encounters in a safe and inviting environment designed just for them. Whether they are interacting with their peers while playing outside in our Sea School Green, meeting fascinating Aquarium staff or enjoying fun projects, your camper will have a blast throughout the week! Extended Day is not available for this camp.
Schedule: Weeklong session
Monday – Friday, 8:30am-11:30am: July 6 – August 21
Cost per week: Members $230; Non-members $265
Sea Star Camp Themes:
- Marine Mammal Mania: July 6-10, August 3-7
Marine Mammal Mania is all about the marine mammals that call Mystic Aquarium home. From visiting the beluga whales before the Aquarium gates open, watching the California sea lions demonstrate their amazing talents or even meeting a marine mammal up-close – they will learn all about these majestic creatures.
- Blue Planet: July 13-17, August 10-14
For the camper who just can’t get enough of the ocean – Blue Planet is the perfect camp! Campers will learn about what lives in, under and around our oceans as they play with water every day.
- Fish’n Fun: July 27-31, August 17-21
NEW FOR 2020 is Fish’n Fun, a camp all about fish! Campers will explore the diverse world of fish, from the powerful sharks to the tiny silversides and everything in between. Looks to be a bit “fishy” to me!
Minnows and Sharks is all about families learning together and having fun. New for 2020, this adventuresome half-day camp offers the unique experience for a caregiver to learn alongside their child ages 5 and under. Together, we will explore Mystic Aquarium to meet interesting people, learn about our beautiful oceans and the fantastic animals that make them home. What a wonderful way to spend a week with your child! Extended Day is not available for this camp.
Schedule: Weeklong session
Monday – Friday, 8:30am-11:30am: July 20-24
Cost for child/adult pair per week: Members $300; Non-members $325