Winter Day Camps 2017-18
Explore the Aquarium and the Lake Superior region in new ways – from making art to feeding animals to taking your first underwater breath as a SCUBA diver – in these short (1-2 day) camps targeting learners of all ages.
11/11: SCUBA Try-It
1/19: Animals and Art
4/5-6: Fins and Fur
Family Animal Care Day
Ages 6 and up
October 19 or December 26 – 9 am to 12 pm
Cost: $15 per person for Aquarium members | $20 per person for non-members
Spend a morning getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of animal care! Prepare food and enrichment for animals, observe training sessions, explore behind the scenes, and help feed animals on exhibit. This event is open to all families – children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by at least one adult.
Feel free to join us for one or both Family Animal Care days!
Ages 11 and up*
*All children must be accompanied by an adult… but adults do not need to be accompanied by children!
November 11 – 10 am – 11 am or 11:15 am – 12:15 am*
*Second session is adults only
Cost: $15 members | $17 non-members ($40 max per family – call (218) 740 – 2000 for this discounted family rate!)
Location: Lincoln Park Middle School Pool
Take your first breath underwater! If you want to try SCUBA diving but you aren’t sure whether you’re ready to sign up for a certification course, this is your chance to try using SCUBA gear in a safe environment with Great Lakes Aquarium’s dive coordinator.
All participants must be capable swimmers – SCUBA diving is not a strenuous activity, but strong swimming abilities are required to ensure safety and comfort in the water.
*Families seeking the discounted rate of $40 total per family must register by phone at (218) 740-2000
Animals and Art
January 19 – 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: $35 Aquarium members | $40 non-members
Spend a day exploring, investigating and making take-home artwork! We will feed and observe animals, play games and make artistic creations inspired by what we learn. Campers must provide their own lunch and snacks.
Fins and Fur
Presented in partnership with Lake Superior Zoo
Ages 8 – 11
April 5 (at Great Lakes Aquarium) & 6 (at Lake Superior Zoo) – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $75 for Zoo and/or Aquarium members | $85 non-members
Spend two days over school break taking an active role in animal care at both Great Lakes Aquaruim and Lake Superior Zoo! Learn what it takes to keep animals healthy, happy, and active. Go behind the scenes to prepare meals, clean exhibits, test water quality, observe animal training and more! Campers will need to provide their own lunch and snacks.
Summer Camps 2018
Great Lakes Aquarium hosts a variety of summer day camps for grade school students, from explorations in Lake Superior history to adventures in SCUBA diving to hands-on experience in animal care.
Summer Camp listings and registration dates will be posted in Spring 2018.