Heal the Bay Aquarium Science Camp

UPDATE: 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 communities continue to be our number one priority. See our COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines below*.

When school is out Heal the Bay Aquarium Science Camp is in! Let your budding marine scientist to swim into fun during their upcoming school breaks. 

Join us at Heal the Bay Aquarium Science Camp. Your child will blossom this Summer, as they learn all about the animals who call the ocean home! In-person camp sessions are offered to all school-age little ones, from kindergarten through 8th grade (ages 5-13). Through discovery and exploration, Campers enjoy a variety of science experiments, activities, games, and crafts. Our in-person Camp sessions happen Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM. 

Camp Registration is Open

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

Summer Camp Sessions

June 26 – August 4, 2023

Get ready for fun in the sun, on the sand, and at the Heal the Bay Aquarium with Summer Science Camp! Let your mini- Marine biologist get wet and wild by the Santa Monica Pier, as they explore shark and sea star touch tanks, learn about local marine life and the importance of conservation from immersive Pacific Ocean animal exhibits, then enjoy toes-in-the-sand adventures and science experiments on the Santa Monica Beach. Let our fishy friends and expert aquarist help stave off summer learning loss with hands-on experiences that will help shape your little environmentalist’s journey into conservation for years to come. After each week of fun we Shell-ebrate all we have learned with Fri-YAY fun and an ice cream party at the Aquarium! 

· Week 1: June 26 – 30, 9 am-2pm (entering grades K – 2 in Fall 2023) 5 years and older 

Migration Celebration – Start camp off with a splash and learn about the magical migration of the marine mammals that travel along the Santa Monica’s coastal waters. 

· Week 2: July 5 – 7, 9am-2pm (entering grades 3 – 5 in Fall 2023) 

Tiny and Truely Magnificent – Discover how the smallest animals at the Aquarium can make a huge impact in the ocean with some microscopic misadventures. 

· Week 3: July 10 – 14, 9 am-2pm (entering grades 6 – 8 in Fall 2023) 

Weird Wonders – Some sea creatures can seem almost supernatural. Take a deep dive into what makes our underwater dwellers unique. 

· Week 4: July 17 – 21, 9am-2pm (entering grades K – 2 in Fall 2023) 5 years and older 

Marine Munchers- Do fish have teeth? How do starfish eat? Can sharks smile? Discover the dental differences between some of the Pacific Ocean’s most iconic creatures. 

·  Week 5: July 31 – August 4, 9am-2pm (entering grades K – 5 in Fall 2023) 

Pollution Pirates – Set sail for adventure, crafts, and conservation. Perfect for mermaids and land-lovers alike. 


$350 per Weekly Session

$80 per day

Register Daily for à la carte camp for $80 per day, OR sign up for the full week at a discount of $350.

T-shirt and fun science kit with registration (given out first day of camp/attendance) 

Please note the grade range indicates what grade the camper entered in Fall 2023. 

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


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.


Please download and fill out all Camp Forms before arriving at Science Camp.


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 and Application.


See our In-Person Camp FAQs. For any other questions, please contact Robert Ramos at rramos@healthebay.org

*COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

  • All guests are strongly recommended to wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose inside of the Aquarium.
  • Campers will maintain a 3-foot distance from others when able and feasible.
  • Campers will not attend if they are sick with a fever and/or respiratory symptoms, or have received a positive COVID test within the last 5-10 days.
  • If campers have come into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, they should wear a mask at all times, get tested 3-5 days from exposure, and watch for symptoms.
  • No food or drink is allowed inside Heal the Bay Aquarium. Snacks and lunch will be eaten outside.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at our exit, and we have hand washing areas on-site for camper convenience and use.
  • These guidelines are subject to change based on CDC and LA County Department of Public Health guidelines for how to remain safe and reduce risk.

Keep Exploring

Learn more about Aquarium Science Camp, see our FAQs and check out the gallery below of Aquarium Science Camp fun!

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