Programs

Identifying seaweed at Summer Science Adventures Camp

Daily events, camps, classes, field trips–the Aquarium has it all!

Education is a top priority at Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Whether you visit our marine education center on a School Field Trip, attend an evening lecture, enroll your budding young scientist in a Micro Bio class or sign her up for Science Adventures Camp, you will leave the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium with a new sense of wonder and appreciation for the amazing marine life of the Santa Monica Bay.

Check out our calendar of daily events here!

 



Aquarium Field Trips
 

 

Hands-on learning and classroom enrichment at our marine science center under the Santa Monica Pier. 

 

Aquarium

When: Mon-Fri, 9:30am OR 12:00pm
Where: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $225 for groups up to 65
To register: click here.

Questions? Email or call Randi Parent: (310) 393-6149 x105 

 


 


 

Science Adventures Camp 

Our weeklong summer camp for students in K-5th  grade focuses on a different marine science topic each week. Now offered during Spring Break for students in 1st-4th grade, with brand new curriculum for new and returning campers.

 

Summer Camp

When: 1 weeklong spring session, 5 weeklong summer sessions
Where: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Duration: 9:00am-2:00pm each day camp is in session
Cost: $325 (nonmembers) or $300 (members) per week, or $70 per day (Spring only)
To register: ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS FEB. 1

Questions? Email or call Jackie Cannata at (310) 393-6149 x106.

 

 

 



Key to the Sea

Heal the Bay’s flagship marine science education program for K-5 also includes professional development for  teachers. This immersive, multi-disciplinary curriculum focuses on local marine and watershed habitats, pollution prevention and fostering environmental stewardship.

REGISTRATION FOR 2016-2017 WORKSHOPS: COMING SOON! PLEASE CHECK BACK AFTER JUNE 1

Key to the Sea

When: Varies; workshops available during the school year
Where: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, or a partner aquarium
Duration: Full-day for students; 1-2 additional workshops for educators
Cost: FREE; some field trip locations may require additional fees
To register: 
 1. Schedule a field trip for students at one of four local aquaria
 2. Once your field trip is confirmed, teachers can register for a professional development workshop
 3. 

More info: click here.

Questions? Email or call Nick Fash at (310) 393-6149 x108.

 


 

Micro Bio Classes

An introduction to marine science through games, stories and art projects.

 

Micro Bio Classes

When: Select Mondays in the fall, winter and summer, 9:30pm-11:30am OR 12:30pm-2:30pm
Where: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Duration: 2 hours
Cost $35 (nonmembers) or $30 (members) per class 
To register: click here.

Questions? Email or call Jenna Segal: (310) 393-6149 x114

 

 

 


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