Museum open Weds–Mon, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf open daily; both 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Nature Adventures Camps & Classes

Summer Camps 2024

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Camps at the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf

Ocean Superpowers (Sea Center)
Age: 4–6
Dates: June 17–21, July 8–12, Aug 12–16
Calling all super marine scientists! Swim as fast as a shark, hide like a halibut, and see colors no one has seen like a mantis shrimp. Use your super senses and compare them to animals with excellent detection skills. Study the marine world as you investigate how ocean superstar animals adapt, survive, and thrive in the ocean.

What’s in the Ocean? (Sea Center)
Age: 4–6
Dates: June 24–28, July 15–19, Aug 5–9
The ocean covers more than 70% of our Earth’s surface. So what’s actually in it? Explore the diverse parts of our global ocean through investigations and games at the Sea Center.

Waves of Change (Sea Center)
Age: 7–9
July 1–5*, July 22–26, July 29–Aug 2**
Did you know sharks have been around for over 400 million years? Marine species have endured climate change, volcanic activity, and now human interaction. We want to make sure these spectacular creatures stay around as long as possible. Learn how the ocean and its organisms have changed throughout Earth’s history and how you can help protect them.

Camps at the Museum

Wingin’ It I
Age: 4–6
Dates: June 17–21, July 22–26
Birds, butterflies, bats—oh my! Learn about the diversity of organisms with wings through art, games, and our Museum exhibits. Fly into our exhibits and learn how to conserve these beautiful creatures.

Wingin’ It II
Age: 7–9
Dates: June 17–21, July 22–26
Birds, butterflies, bats—oh my! Learn about the diversity of organisms with wings through art, games, and our Museum exhibits. Fly into our exhibits and learn how to conserve these beautiful creatures.

Buggin’ Me Crazy
Age: 4–6
Dates: July 15–19, Aug 12–16
What mysteries dwell in our backyards? Time to get dirty and find out! Explore how to float like a butterfly, buzz like a bee, and curl up like a roly–poly. Go bug–hunting in the Museum Backyard, visit Butterflies Alive!, and investigate the lives of the millions of insects around us.

Can Ya Dig It? I
Age: 4–6
Dates: July 8–12, Aug 5–9
Become a geologist and learn about Earth’s dynamic history. Explore the world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Dig up clues from the past to understand life today. Learn about our role in protecting living animals from extinction.

Can Ya Dig It? II
Age: 7–9
Dates: July 8–12, Aug 5–9
Become a geologist and learn about Earth’s dynamic history. Explore the world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Dig up clues from the past to understand life today. Learn about our role in protecting living animals from extinction.

Marvelous Mollusks I
Age: 4–6
Dates: June 24–28, July 29–Aug 2
Hold up an empty shell, and you can hear the ocean. Did you know those shells are home to a diverse group of organisms called mollusks? Snails, clams, and even octopus and squid are all part of this marvelous group. Explore their unique adaptations and defenses through the Museum's collections and exhibits.

Marvelous Mollusks II
Age: 7–9
Dates: June 24–28, July 29–Aug 2
Hold up an empty shell, and you can hear the ocean. Did you know those shells are home to a diverse group of organisms called mollusks? Snails, clams, and even octopus and squid are all part of this marvelous group. Explore their unique adaptations and defenses through the Museum's collections and exhibits.

Museum Magic I
Age: 7–9
Dates: July 1–5*
Would you like to go to wizarding school? Learn about the magic that takes place in our museum walls. Take a potions class (chemistry), learn about owls, and dive into the world of transfiguration (metamorphosis), and more! Then use all of your wizarding science skills to face a challenge that makes the O.W.L. exam look easy.

Museum Magic II
Age: 10–12
Dates: July 1–5*
So you're ready for year two of wizarding school? Continue your training and explore more magical secrets in our museum halls. Use your newfound skills in a wizarding challenge.

Reach for the Stars
Age: 8–12
Dates: July 15–19, Aug 12–16
Take a trip to space to learn about some of the coolest (and hottest) planets in our solar system. Use some of the same tools as NASA scientists and learn how to study objects light years away from our little, rocky planet.

*Shortened camp due to July 4 street closures.

**Camp will be held at Museum due to Fiesta Historical Parade street closures

Hours and Pricing

Camp hours are 9:00 AM–3:00 PM. Extended day hours are 9:00 AM–5:00 PM. 

  • $375 for 5-day camps  
  • $300 for 4-day camps 
  • $100/week for extended day 

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