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Aquarium Offers Summer Camp Programs for All Ages

Aquarium Offers Summer Camp Programs for All Ages


May 9, 2013


Summer day camps at the Aquarium of the Pacific provide great learning opportunities for children, as well as hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and—best of all—fun! The Aquarium offers programs for kids of all ages in multiple sessions throughout the summer. Check out this summer’s camps below (listed by age group, from youngest to oldest). Click on the camp name for more information or to register.

little girl looking at sea horses in an exhibit

Fish Fry Camp: ages 3-4 with a parent
June 18-20, July 1-3, or July 16-18
During this three-day morning camp you and your child will “wet” your appetites for marine life with hands-on exploration, crafts, games, and Aquarium tours. Dive into a watery world that you and your child will not forget!

little girl touching a sea star

Sea Squirt Camp 1: ages 5-6
June 25-27 or August 13-15
This three-day morning camp encourages social interaction and exploration independently from parents. Through hands-on activities, stories, crafts, and tours, your child will prove that little learners can learn big things!

Sea Squirt Camp 2
July 1-3 or August 20-22

kids investigating a shark jaw

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 1: grades 2-4, ages 7 and up
July 8-12 or August 19-23
Explore the Pacific Ocean and its inhabitants during our week-long summer day camp adventures. Campers will get the chance to go behind the scenes, meet animal care staff, and help us take care of some of the animals. Each Ocean Adventure Camp week is a different program.

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 2
July 15-19

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 3
July 29-Aug 2

Ocean Adventure Day Camp 4
Aug 12-16

kids learning about a shark jaw with a teacher

Junior Biologist Day Camp 1: grades 5-7
June 17-21 or July 22-26
Based on our popular Junior Biologist classes, this camp will feature elements of our traditional Day Camp program, including crafts, games, special behind-the-scenes privileges, animal interactions, and more.

Junior Biologist Day Camp 2
June 24-28 or July 29-August 2

aquarist holding up an octopus

Marine Science Sleepover Camp: ages 13-15
Aug 5-8
Dive into science as you conduct marine biology experiments, go on behind-the-scenes tours, have unique animal interactions, and journal about your discoveries. The camp ends with a sleepover, which includes a pizza party dinner, a movie and popcorn, and special keepsake T-shirt.

scientific divers on a beach

Introduction to Scientific Diving: ages 15 and up
June 24-28 or July 22-26
During this five-day dive program participants have the opportunity to dive into the temperate Southern California waters and learn what its like to be a scientific diver! You will earn your underwater naturalist certification, learn data collection techniques at local dive sites, and explore the different underwater habitats. Participants will also have the opportunity to dive in the Aquarium’s largest exhibit. A minimum of an Open Water certification from a nationally recognized SCUBA certifying agency and a picture I.D. are required.

For more information on 2014 camp dates, click here.