Camp Registration & FAQs
Summer Camp Details
"The boys talked about last year's camp until the day they returned this year.
They absolutely love it."
Need-Based Camp Scholarships
If attending camp poses a financial burden, the Museum offers full and partial scholarships for those in financial need.
Scholarships are accepted on a rolling basis, and there are no deadlines. All applications are reviewed in a confidential manner.
What's a typical day of camp like?
Unless otherwise posted, camp runs 9:00-1:00 pm. Every day of camp is full of both indoor and outdoor activities as we focus on diverse themes which explore the ocean in fun ways. Camp starts off with open free-time in our workshop room, followed by the day's set activities, which usually include touching objects and artifacts from the collection, playing active tag games, creative art-making, and highly hands-on exploration stations. We typically break into small groups for set station activities that children rotate through. We have a lunch break outside, weather permitting (bring lunch and a water bottle with you). Camp ends as kids complete an art activity to take home.
Who are the camp instructors?
Camp is lead by our Education Department's seasoned educators. They come from a wide array of backgrounds from history to science to education and more (read about us on the About Us page). We normally have an adult-child ratio of 1:7 or better; young camp assistants, who are volunteers, are often present, especially when we have a large group signed up.
We're thinking of signing up for a membership - can we do that at the same time we sign up for camp?
Yes - you can purchase a Family Level (or above!) membership online, then use it to get the special Members-Only pricing. More information about membership levels and benefits can be found on our Membership page.
How does the sibling discount work?
We currently offer a sibling discount as a thank you to our wonderful Family Level museum members! We happily discount 10% off for the second (and third!) sibling for members. The first child attends at regular price; the second child, attending for an equal number of days, may attend for 10% off. We're so happy if you visit with a cousin or friend, but sibling discounts can only be used for siblings. Thanks for understanding! There is no sibling discount off the Crew Leader price (don't worry, you're getting a good deal!)
What is a Crew Leader?
We welcome older participants who still want to be part of the fun, but can be trusted with taking on a leadership role in camps for younger students:
What is your CANCELLATION policy?
Camp Cancellation Policy:
Is camp ever cancelled?
If the museum cancels camp activities:
WHAT IS PRE-CAMP PLAY?
How Much is Camp?
We offer special Early-Bird discounts for all camps if you register before April 15.
Member campers: $200/week
Member 2nd sibling: $180/week (this option is only for members!)
Non-Member campers: $250/week
Crew Leaders (gr. 4-5): $180/week
Member campers: $250
Member 2nd sibling: $230
Non-Member campers: $300
Crew Leaders (gr. 4-5): $230/week
Do you offer financial assistance?
What if I still have questions?
What Age range is your camp for?
Most camps consist of open-ended activities for children entering grades K-3, with students entering grades 4-5 as Crew Leaders (see above). Occasionally we have more science-based camps that are geared toward those entering grades 2-5, which would be indicated on the registration page.