Marine Summer Camp scholarships

Marine Summer Camp scholarships are still available for the following camp sessions:

Once Upon a Tide Pool
For kids entering kindergarten in Fall 2015
June 29–July 2 (4-day camp)
At low tide, the shore reveals pockets of shallow water surrounded by fortresses of rocks. Hundreds of tiny animals call these glimmering pools home until they’re covered by the incoming tide. Join us to hear fishy tales and sing sea songs from a day in the life of an ever-changing tide pool. The hermit crabs, sea cucumbers, sea stars, anemones and more who dwell there can’t wait to share their stories with you.

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Amazing Octopus & Friends!
For kids entering grades 1–2 in Fall 2015
Session 1: July 6–10
Session 2: August 3–7
Did you know the world’s largest species of octopus lives right here in Puget Sound? Get to know the giant Pacific octopus while participating in fun class research projects and viewing enrichment feedings. You’ll meet many kinds of animals in this group, known as the “magicians of the sea.” They can change colors, shift shapes, light up and be gone in a blink of an eye. Amazing hands-on activities and animal feedings of other local spineless wonders are in store!

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Sharks & Fish Friends!
For kids entering grades 1–2 in Fall 2015
Session 1: June 22–26
Session 2:July 20–24
Session 3: August 17–21
Unveil the mysteries and myths that surround one of the top predators living in our ocean. Discover facts about a local, legendary species: the sixgill shark. Meet divers and find out about the latest research findings on these not-so-scary giants of the deep. Explore our Underwater Dome, home to a small species of shark also found locally: the Pacific spiny dogfish. Your week will be filled with stories, sea shanties, scavenger hunts and superb works of shark art.

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Here & There! Partnership Summer Camp

Legends of the Deep—a day camp with Seattle Children's Theatre

For kids entering grades 1–4 in Fall 2015
August 24–28
Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
Dive into the deep and explore a magical world of coral reefs, seahorses and seals. Develop acting skills as you immerse yourself in a dramatic adventure with SCT while also engaging in hands-on marine science with the Seattle Aquarium. Our adventure will conclude with a field trip on the last day to see and explore a natural aquatic habitat.

Camp takes place at the Seattle Aquarium. For scholarship information, please visit sct.org/School/Financial-Aid.


Aquatic Artists
For kids entering grades 3–4 in Fall 2015
Session 1: July 6–10
Session 2: August 3–7
This one-of-a-kind camp focuses on both the artistic and scientific aspects of aquatic life. Ideal for kids interested in animals and the environment, influenced by the beauty of the natural world, and eager to create art in their own style. Featuring different themes and activities each day; the creation of a long-lasting masterpiece; and chances to explore our exhibits and venture behind the scenes to learn about the animals and ecosystems of our marine environment.

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Undersea Adventure
For kids entering grades 3–4 in Fall 2015
Session 1: June 22–26
Session 2: July 20–24
Session 3: August 17–21
Explore what swims and scuttles beneath the waves with Aquarium experts. Our team of biologists, researchers and divers go on many adventures each year to observe what’s taking place under the surface in waters from Washington to Hawaii. Learn about their latest findings and conduct your own mini research surveys using some of the same methods as our Aquarium team. Each day will bring new discoveries and adventures in our amazing underwater world.

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Junior Marine Biologist—Meet Our Marine Mammals
For kids entering grades 5–6 in Fall 2015
Session 1: July 13–17
Session 2: July 27–31
Session 3: August 10–14
Washington is home to several species of marine mammals, from otters to orcas. Some live in Puget Sound year-round; others migrate through our local waters on their way to feeding grounds and to raise newborns. Meet the Aquarium’s otters and seals, then conduct surveys looking for marine mammals that may appear right along the Seattle waterfront. Discover the natural history, lifecycles and day-to-day lives of these charismatic icons of the Pacific Northwest.

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Marine Science Career Exploration
For youth entering grades 7–8 in Fall 2015
Session 1: July 13–17—just for girls
Session 2: July 27–31—co–ed
Session 3: August 10–14—just for boys
Further your knowledge of career options in the field of marine science. Learn about the paths taken by popular sea science icons as they went from students to legends who inspire us all to care for our marine environment. Meet people who have successfully achieved their marine career aspirations and interview them here at the Aquarium—as well as in the field, where we will kayak and conduct research surveys and restoration of our local waterways.

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Here & There! Partnership Summer Camp

Voyaging Puget Sound with The Center for Wooden Boats—a five-day camp including one overnight

For youth ages 13–16 years at time of camp. No age exceptions due to Coast Guard regulations.
August 3–7
Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9am–5pm: 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 5pm.
Further your knowledge of career options in the field of marine science. Learn about the paths taken by popular sea science icons as they went from students to legends who inspire us all to care for our marine environment. Meet people who have successfully achieved their marine career aspirations and interview them here at the Aquarium—as well as in the field, where we will kayak and conduct research surveys and restoration of our local waterways.

Camp takes place at the Seattle Aquarium; overnight takes place at Blake Island.

Click here for the scholarship application.