Heal the Bay Aquarium Science Camp

SCIENCE CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

UPDATE: Heal the Bay Aquarium is now offering a virtual camp in lieu of our in-person camp.  Contact Tiki with questions. READ OUR FULL NOTICE. Our team is following CDC and LA County Department of Public Health guidelines for how to remain safe and reduce risk. The health and safety of our staff, campers, and community continues to be our number one priority.

*If you are registering multiple siblings or members of the same household, or are selecting the Shipping Option for your camper’s activity box, please select the appropriate add-ons when choosing a virtual camp session to attend.
*Get a $25 discount when booking both camp weeks. Use code “ocean25” for the Week 1 and Week 2 bundle, and code “25ocean” for the Week 3 and Week 4 bundle.

(Register here if you are experiencing issues with the form above.)


Heal the Bay Aquarium Science Camp

Heal the Bay Aquarium’s Virtual Science Camp is back with an exciting experience for young learners this summer! We have new weekly camp sessions for transitional kindergarteners to 1st graders as well as 2nd to 5th graders. Over the course of five fun-filled days, students can take part in hands-on exploration, ocean-themed activities, and live demonstrations with our knowledgeable marine science educators and wildlife experts.

Camp Sessions for 2nd-5th Graders:

Our first week starts with a Santa Monica Beach Safari and continues into our second week exploring Watershed Wonders, so you can learn more about local water sources and how to care for wildlife. You’ll take virtual excursions, get personal with unique animals from local areas, and so much more. Daily camp sessions are hosted by educators who lead activities, lessons, and more. All campers receive a Summer Camp Activity Box that includes a T-Shirt, Jr. Science Observer Kit, and materials for craft activities.

Week 1: SANTA MONICA BEACH SAFARI

  • Day 1: Bright Beginnings – Say hello and go on a journey to Santa Monica Beach.
  • Day 2: Fin-tastic Fish – Learn about our coastal sharks, rays, and skates.
  • Day 3: Wonderful Water Friends – Get a close-up look at our tide pool exhibit.
  • Day 4: Tide Pool Observation – Visit a local tide pool and discover adaptations.
  • Day 5: Friday Funday – Crafts, games, and more.

Week 2: WATERSHED WONDERS

  • Day 1: Aquarium All-stars – Nom, nom! It’s feeding day at Heal the Bay Aquarium.
  • Day 2: Ocean Heroes – Take part in a virtual beach cleanup and study trash data.
  • Day 3: Waters Science Wednesday – Investigate how to monitor animals and habitats.
  • Day 4: Watershed Observation – Visit a local wetland and learn about this ecosystem.
  • Day 5: Friday Funday – Crafts, games, and more.

Camp Sessions for TK-1st Graders:

Join us for two weeks of fun designed with the youngest ocean explorers in mind. Each day is dedicated to a special animal found on our beaches and in our Aquarium. There will be fun storytimes, dancing, crafts, and activities. Daily camp sessions are hosted by educators who lead activities, lessons, and more. All campers receive a Summer Camp Activity Box that includes a T-Shirt, Jr. Science Observer Kit, and materials for craft activities.

Week 1: SANTA MONICA BEACH SAFARI

  • Day 1: Bright Beginnings – Say hi to everyone, take our Aquarium tour, and dance.
  • Day 2: Fin-tastic Fish – Learn about sharks, do a shark feeding, and make a shark hat.
  • Day 3: Water Friends – Observe wildlife under a microscope and meet our sea stars.
  • Day 4: Tide Pool Observation – Visit a local tide pool habitat in the ocean.
  • Day 5: Friday Funday – Crafts, games, and more.

Week 2: WATERSHED WONDERS

  • Day 1: Sun and Surf – Go on a journey to Santa Monica Beach and make fish crafts.
  • Day 2: Ocean Heroes – Take part in a story time and do a virtual beach cleanup.
  • Day 3: Watershed Science Wednesday – Observe and dig for sand crabs.
  • Day 4: Tide Pool Observation – Visit  and learn about a local wetland habitat.
  • Day 5: Friday Funday – Crafts, games, and more.

Heal the Bay’s virtual camp is designed with these goals in mind:

  • Give campers a wholesome and exciting alternative to video gamesTVand movies
  • Inspire campers with exclusive access to animal exhibits and demonstrations
  • Offer parents and guardians a much-needed break from entertaining children
  • Provide campers the opportunity to connect and socialize in a safe environment
  • Educate campers through marine science activities and lessons by our team of experts
  • Allow families to keep the excitement and thrill of summer camp alive remotely

If you are interested in our camp, but not available at the time listed, please fill out this form so that we may contact you when additional sessions open up.

FAQs

 

COST

$99 per Weekly Session (Includes zoom links and live interactive sessions, a camp t-shirta science investigators kit, and activity box with materials*)

$25 for an additional sibling (Includes participation in live interactive sessions, a camp t-shirta science investigators kit, and activity box with materials*)

*local pick up of materials included in cost; additional $20 charge for shipping (For shipping option, please register by June 14, to ensure delivery of kit prior to the first day of camp)

Heal the Bay Members receive a discount! (Learn more about Heal the Bay membership and contact us to redeem your coupon code.)

SCHOLARSHIP

Thanks to the generosity of community partners, we have a limited number of camp scholarships available. If you need partial or full financial assistance for your child to attend virtual camp, please fill out the application in the registration above after reading our Camp Scholarship Eligibility Requirements and Policies.

CANCELLATION POLICY

For cancellations made prior to 2 weeks before the start of your registered camp session, the camp fee can be refunded, less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the start of your registered camp session are non-refundable.

QUESTIONS?

See our Virtual Camp FAQs.

For any other questions, please contact:

Tiki at twilson@healthebay.org, or
Kelly at kkelly@healthebay.org

*Please note the grade range indicates what grade the camper entered in Fall 2021.


Keep Exploring

View our blog article to learn more about Aquarium Science Camp, see our FAQs and check out the gallery below of Aquarium Science Camp fun!

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