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Birch Aquarium Summer Camps
Birch Aquarium is thrilled to offer in-person summer camps for children ages 5-13! Explore underwater worlds and meet ocean creatures in our fun and safe week-long camps - whether you're looking for an on-site or off-site experience, we have what you need with half-day and full-day options. Campers can play games, create fun crafts, engage in science activities, practice water sports, and of course, get up close to marine animals!

To join the waitlist for a full camp, add the camp week to your cart and answer the registration questions. Payment is not taken for the waitlist.

Sea Slugs
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $225.00
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Sea Slugs: Age 5 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm (PT) OR 1:00 - 4:00pm (PT)

Dive into a week of fun! Explore the ocean and the magnificent wonders found beneath the waves without leaving the aquarium. Learn about jiggling jellies, scuttling crabs, slip-sliding snails, toothy sharks, and massive mammals through hands-on activities, games, crafts, and live animal touches! Meets at Birch Aquarium every day.

Sea Slugs: Holiday Special
Regular Price: $200.00
Member Price: $180.00
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Holiday Special (4-Day camp)
Sea Slugs: Age 5 

Tuesday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm (PT) OR 1:00 - 4:00pm (PT)

Dive into a week of fun! Explore the ocean and the magnificent wonders found beneath the waves without leaving the aquarium. Learn about jiggling jellies, scuttling crabs, slip-sliding snails, toothy sharks, and massive mammals through hands-on activities, games, crafts, and live animal touches! Meets at Birch Aquarium every day.

Sea Squirts
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $225.00
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Sea Squirts: Age 5 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm (PT) OR 1:00 - 4:00pm (PT)

Enjoy five half-days of fun learning about amazing underwater habitats and the interesting animals that live there! We’ll explore teeming tide pools, enchanted kelp forests, colorful coral reefs, soft sandy beaches and the blue open ocean through hands-on activities, games, crafts, and live animal touches! Meets at Birch Aquarium every day.

Only One Ocean
Regular Price: $450.00
Member Price: $400.00
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Only One Ocean: Age 6 - 7 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)

Learn about unique ocean habitats as you embark on a global high-seas adventure! “Travel” to a new location each day and discover the amazing animals that live there. From the Arctic to the deep sea, you’ll bring home crafty momentos highlighting your unforgettable voyage to amazing marine environments. Meets at Birch Aquarium every day. 

Only One Ocean: Holiday Special
Regular Price: $360.00
Member Price: $320.00
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Holiday Special (4-Day camp)
Only One Ocean: Age 6 - 7 

Tuesday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)

Learn about unique ocean habitats as you embark on a global high-seas adventure! “Travel” to a new location each day and discover the amazing animals that live there. From the Arctic to the deep sea, you’ll bring home crafty momentos highlighting your unforgettable voyage to amazing marine environments. Meets at Birch Aquarium every day. 

Coastal Inspirations
Regular Price: $450.00
Member Price: $400.00
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Coastal Inspirations: Age 8 - 10 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)

How does the ocean inspire you? We'll get up close with animals that make the ocean their home, uncover the diversity of San Diego's coastal habitats, and explore our creativity through various crafty projects. Let your scientific discoveries inspire your art! Meets at Birch Aquarium every day.

Seaside Science
Regular Price: $450.00
Member Price: $400.00
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Seaside Science: Age 8 - 10 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)

How would you like to become a scientist? Learn about amazing discoveries in marine biology, chemistry, meteorology, geology, and zoology. Discover the natural world and those we share it with through fun experiments, outdoor explorations, games, and animal interactions. Meets at Birch Aquarium three days and offsite at Scripps Beach two days.

Seaside Science: Holiday Special
Regular Price: $360.00
Member Price: $320.00
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Holiday Special (4-Day camp)
Seaside Science: Age 8 - 10 

Tuesday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)

How would you like to become a scientist? Learn about amazing discoveries in marine biology, chemistry, meteorology, geology, and zoology. Discover the natural world and those we share it with through fun experiments, outdoor explorations, games, and animal interactions. Meets at Birch Aquarium two days and offsite at Scripps Beach two days.
Session Week 1: Tue, Jun 21, 2022 - Fri, Jun 24, 2022 9:00AM - 4:00PM WAIT LIST

Ocean Adventures
Regular Price: $595.00
Member Price: $540.00
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Ocean Adventures: Age 11 - 13 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm (PT)

Learn about the magnificent Pacific Ocean while enjoying its blue waters! Experienced instructors will teach basic surfing, boogie-boarding, and snorkeling skills, while introducing campers to related marine science topics such as waves, water temperature, beach landscape, and near-shore marine life. Meets offsite every day at the beach in La Jolla.

Intermediate swimming ability and comfort in beach and ocean settings are required.

Surfing Into Science
Regular Price: $595.00
Member Price: $540.00
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Surfing Into Science: Age 11 - 13 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm (PT)

Surf’s up! Dive into the perfect blend of ocean sports, beach exploration, and marine science discoveries. Hone your surfing, snorkeling and oceanographic skills as you learn how beach features play important roles in the waves we ride and observe animals that share the water with us. Meets offsite every day at the beach in La Jolla.

Intermediate swimming ability and comfort in beach and ocean settings are required.