Camps and Family Programs

Sea Strolling Family Program

For children 2-3 years old; must be accompanied by an adult, infant siblings welcome to join.
Maximum two adults per child and minimum one adult per two children.
Sunday, May 18 –Puffins
Aquarium members: $6.75
Non-members: $29.45 (this includes admission to the Aquarium)

Join us on a stroll through the sea! Before opening, gather for circle time in front of Window on Washington Waters exhibit to be briefed on your hour long journey. With provided exploration packs in tow, families will be guided by an Aquarium educator along an exhibit trail full of clues to discover fun facts about your animal of the day. After finding your animal celebrate by singing sea songs and exploring artifacts of today's spotlight animal and its marine environment.

Register here

Marine Summer Camps 2014

The Seattle Aquarium offers unique camps for kids and teens entering grades K-10 in Fall 2014. Registration is now open.

Select a grade level below to view the available camps:

Important Summer Camp documents:
2014 Camp Family Handbook
Emergency Treatment Liability and Media Release Form
Health History & Medication Authorization Form

For a complete list of available Marine Summer Camp scholarships, click here.


Daily Before & After Care

Available for all Marine Summer Camps

Before Care:
Cost: $70/week or $14/day per camper

After Care:
Cost: $70/week or $14/day per camper
Note: Before and after care times and costs vary on our Partnership Summer Camps.

Before & After Care FAQ

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Critter Discoveries-SOLD OUT

For children 4–6 years old; must be accompanied by an adult
On select Saturdays

Aquarium members: Critter Discoveries will be free for members through summer 2014.
Non-members: $9 per child, $18 per adult.
Maximum two adults per child and minimum one adult per two children.

May 17: Playful Puffins & Pals;
July 12: Awesome Otters

Join us in our classroom to play with puppets, share stories, make crafts, and meet and feed some of the tide pool critters that call the Aquarium home. At the end of each class we’ll visit the spotlight animals in their exhibit and meet the biologists who care for them. Join us for one or all six of these ocean animal programs.

Here & There! Partnership Summer Camps.

Legends of the Deep - A Day Camp with Seattle Children's Theatre

For kids entering grades 1–2, 3–4 in Fall 2014
June 23–27
Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
$300 early registration and Aquarium members;
$325 registration after May 31, 2014

Explore the magical world of coral reefs, seahorses and seals. Develop acting skills as you immerse yourself in a dramatic adventure with Seattle Children’s Theatre while engaging in hands-on marine science with the Seattle Aquarium. You’ll conclude with a field trip to see and explore a natural aquatic habitat.

Camp takes place at the Seattle Aquarium. Registration is processed through Seattle Children’s Theatre only. To register, please call (206) 443-0807 ext. 1186 or visit For scholarship information, please visit

Extended morning care is available at 8am for $50/week or $12/day. Extended afternoon care is available until 5:30pm for $50/week or $12/day. All extended care for camp takes place at the Seattle Aquarium.


Voyaging Puget Sound with Center for Wooden Boats—a Five-Day Camp Including One Overnight-SOLD OUT

For youth ages 13–16 years. No age exceptions due to Coast Guard regulations.
August 11–15
Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9am–4pm: Seattle Aquarium
Wednesday, 9am–overnight: Seattle Aquarium, then boat trip to Blake Island
Thursday: wake up at Blake Island and voyage to Seattle Aquarium. Camp ends at 4pm.
$475; Aquarium and Center for Wooden Boats members $425

Explore our local waterways by leading your own voyage. Join sailing and science instructors from the Center for Wooden Boats and the Seattle Aquarium and travel by a 26-foot rowing and sailing longboat like those used by explorers Cook and Vancouver. Chart your course across Puget Sound, conduct science experiments at sea, and present your research. Develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills while having fun and gaining ability in field observations, sailing, rowing and navigation.

Camp takes place at the Seattle Aquarium and Blake Island for one overnight. Registration is now open and is processed through the Seattle Aquarium only.

Extended morning care is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8–9am for $56/week or $14/day. Extended afternoon care is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 4–5:30pm for $56/week or $14/day. All extended care for camp takes place at the Seattle Aquarium.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Supported by The T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan

Toddler Time has concluded for the season and will resume in September 2014. Dates are to be determined; check back for more information!