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Ocean Explorer Camp: Ages 6 – 11


Ocean Explorer Campers get their feet wet exploring sharks, sea turtles, and everything in between.
Camp Includes:

  • Hands-on science activities
  • Up-close animal experiences
  • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Field trips to different nature-themed locations around New Jersey.


Ocean Explorer Camp Schedule

Week 1: July 6 - 10
Coastal Creatures
On a beach, under the crashing waves, lives a world of coastal creatures! Discover the amazing animals that live in this sandy, salty environment and go beach combing for shells and other treasures on our beach field trip!

Week 2: July 13 - 17
Under the Sea
Discover underwater creatures from sea stars to sea turtles! Visit different watery habitats at the Aquarium and on our field trip to learn more about aquatic animals and their homes under the sea.  

Week 3: July 20 - 24
Animal Helpers
Helping animals is an important job! From food prep to vet care, learn about the work of our animal care team at the Aquarium and explore ways you can help animals in the wild!

Week 4: July 27 - 31
Secrets of the Deep
Dive into the deep, deep sea! Uncover the secrets of the deep and how unique creatures survive in extreme watery worlds.  

Week 5: Aug 3 - 7
Ocean Mysteries
Mermaids, monsters, and ocean myths! Investigate the mysteries of the ocean from folklore to true tales. Discover the amazing creatures that inspired these stories and solve your own ocean mystery.

Week 6: Aug 10 – 14
Shark Week
Splash into Shark Week! Dive into the misunderstood world of sharks and uncover the truth about these excellent predators of the sea. Learn how biologists care for sharks at the Aquarium and how scientists are working to protect sharks in the wild.

Week 7: Aug 17-21
Summer Splash
Join us for one last summer splash! Meet live aquatic creatures up close from puffer fish to penguins. Embark on a beach field trip, splash in the waves, and participate in a beach clean up to protect our finned and feathered friends.

Current Ocean Explorer Camp Sessions and Availability


Ocean Explorer Pricing

Member (Adventure Aquarium)

$  315.00

Early Bird (Registration through 3/15/2020) $  315.00


$  340.00

Note: Discounts can be stacked.

Before care, from 8am – 9am, available.  $10 per day, $50 per week. 

After care, from 3:30pm – 5:30pm, available. $20 per day, $100 per week.

Please note:  Please note: Ocean Explorer Camp includes 1 field trip per week. Campers must be able to travel in a school bus. Campers are required to bring a bag lunch and a refillable water bottle each day of camp. Sunscreen and insect repellent is also highly recommended.

For more information or to register for any of our camps, click the registration buttons below, email seacamp@aquaticsciences.org or call 856-361-1025.

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