Programs

Camp Kid

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!

 


 

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)
 

Register for Spring and Summer sessions. 

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

 

 

 


 

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: $150 for groups up to 65
To register: click here.

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

 


 


 

Micro Bio Classes

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

 

Micro Bio Classes

When: Select Mondays every month, 9:30pm-11:30am OR 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Duration: 2 hours
Cost $25 per class
To register: click here.

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

 

 

 


 

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.

 

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. For veteran teachers that have already registered, click here

More info: click here.

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

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