Educational winter camps with animals at the Aquarium for kids and teens

                        For kids ages five and six, the Sea Squirt Winter Day Camp provides an introductory course to the life that exists in the Pacific Ocean. Topics cover the lives and the habitats of wiggly fish, furry mammals, and fluffy birds. Aquarium staff members will guide campers as they participate in crafts, games, and tours. Sea Squirt Winter Day Camp allows young children to explore, interact, and develop questions independently. Children will be able to touch the animals in the private classroom touch pool.

The Aquarium’s Winter Day Camp is for children ages seven to twelve. Day Camp will take children on a wondrous adventure into the depths of the Pacific Ocean through interactive learning at the Aquarium. Students will be able to explore marine life through hands-on activities, including games and crafts. They also get to take a behind-the-scenes tour, meet animal care staff members, and help take care of the animals that call the Aquarium home. Topics for Winter Day Camp include migrations, cold-water habitats, and polar bears.

Teens can dive deep and enjoy a night sleeping with the fishes in this teens-only event. Start the night with a pizza party before becoming an ocean explorer to discover the mysteries of the deep sea. This overnight camp program includes Aquarium exploration, hands-on activities, pizza party, light snack, cereal breakfast, and a souvenir T-shirt.

WHEN:           Sea Squirt Day Camp: January 2-4, 20188:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Winter Day Camp: December 27-29, 20178:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

                        Winter Teen Overnight: December 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m.– December 28, 7:30 a.m.

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific100 Aquarium WayLong Beach, CA 90802

AGES:            Sea Squirt Day Camp: ages 5-6 (children only)

Winter Day Camp: ages 7-12 (children only)

                        Winter Teen Overnight: Ages 13-15 (children only)

COST:            Sea Squirt Day Camp: $120 per child ($95 per member child)

Winter Day Camp: $150 per child ($125 per Aquarium member)

Winter Teen Overnight: $90 ($80 for Aquarium Members) *Pre-Registration required.


RSVP:             (562) 590-3100

NOTES:          Pre-registration and pre-payment is required on all classes unless noted. Cancellations made 72 hours before the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 72 hours before a program will still be charged the full program price. Snacks must be provided by parents for children participating in both camps.



The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among people. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the new FROGS: Dazzling and DisappearingOur Water Future, and archerfish exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers, and the 2017 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific.

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