The Museum is open Wed–Mon, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.

Nature Adventures Camps & Classes

Summer Camps 2023

June 12–August 18 / 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Children ages 4–14 can explore their favorite natural science topics at the Museum and Sea Center, from bugs and wizarding to dinosaurs, marine biology, and more. From little ones catching creepy-crawlies in the Museum Backyard to older children kayaking along our coast, children in Nature Adventures enjoy unique hands-on activities that build their knowledge and confidence in the natural world.

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Members $300/$375, non-members $360/$450
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Spring Classes 2023

Discover the fantastic environment of the tiny animals known as corals! Explore how they cooperate with each other and support mighty ecosystems.

Kids ages 2–12 join trained instructors for fun learning activities with Nature Adventures.™ Classes in this 6-week session will be held outdoors and indoors on the Museum campus, meeting at the Sea Center on the final day.

Register for spring classes

Nature Adventures camper holding up a rock while exploring the Museum backyard.


Please contact Nature Adventures Manager Chandler Barger at 805-682-4711 ext. 171 or during business hours (10:00 AM–5:00 PM), Monday–Friday.

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