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Camp Sea Quest


Camp Sea Quest

Camp Sea Quest

Camp Sea Quest is a 5-day summer day camp at The Marine Mammal Center designed to give elementary school-age kids the chance to dive into marine science and ocean conservation. Through real science experiments, hands-on learning opportunities and nature-led programming, campers will discover the wonders of marine mammals and learn how we are all connected to the ocean.

Camp Sea Quest microscope

Campers will enjoy a combination of classroom-based activities, behind-the-scenes experiences, and exploration walks around the beautiful Marin Headlands, including Rodeo Beach and the Lagoon (which many animals call home!). Through our culture of creativity, curiosity, and caring; campers will be empowered to positively impact their communities and develop important leadership, team-building, communication and problem-solving skills.

Each camp will take place during one of seven week-long sessions and will accommodate different age groups from rising K-6th grade students.

The program will be based at The Marine Mammal Center’s veterinary hospital and education center in the Marin Headlands, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Registration for Summer 2017 opens December 15, 2016!

Please call our education programs assistant at 415-289-7330 or email with any questions.

What families are saying about TMMC’s Camp Sea Quest:

"My daughter always had something new and exciting to tell me about every day at pick up."

"[Camper] wants to be a marine biologist, came home and told me fascinating things each day."

"He loved it! And he's not that easy to impress :-)"

"My son kept thanking me for signing him up."

"My son, an avid reader especially anything marine biology, came home with new facts every day."

"My daughter was very disappointed it was only a week."

"He 'definitely' wants to do it again next year."

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Camp Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do I get to The Marine Mammal Center
A: Click here for directions. Our address is 2000, Bunker Road, Fort Cronkhite, Marin Headlands, Sausalito, CA 94965.

Q: What time do I need to drop off my child and collect them from The Marine Mammal Center.
A: Every day you will need to drop off and pick up your child/children at the front entrance of the Marine Mammal Center. Drop off time is 9:00-9:15am and pick up time is 3.30 pm (except for half day camps).

Q: What grade do I sign my child up for?
A: You must sign your child up according to the grade level they will be entering in the 2017-2018 school year. Activities are based on Next Generation Science Standards for the specific grade levels, therefore we do not permit camper’s to register for a session outside of the child’s grade level. For questions or schedule conflicts, please email

Q: How many weeks can I sign up for?
A: At this time, you may only register for one week of camp. If you are interested in registering for multiple weeks of camp, please email to be placed on the waiting list.

Q: What will the kids do all day?
A: Camp is filled with activities! There will be guided tours, exploration walks, crafts, games, special activities and occasional behind-the-scenes experiences.

Q: What is the camper to adult ratio?
A: There are approximately 15 children in each camp group, with two educators and two high school volunteers.

Q: Are the children supervised at all times?
A: Yes, children are never left unsupervised. Our staff are all background checked, have extensive training and experience, and are all CPR and First Aid trained.

Q: Can my 5 year old and 10 year old attend the same class?
A: No. For the benefit of the classes and campers we follow strict guidelines on age ranges and grade levels.

Q: Can you tell me if my child’s friend has already signed up for camp?
A: Privacy laws do not allow us to share that information.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: The price for each week-long camp is $400 for members and $450 for non-members. Half-day pricing is $200 for members and $250 for non-members. The price excludes food but includes snacks and water. Please provide your child/children with bag lunch. Pre-camp care is $15 per morning and aftercare is $20 per afternoon (for half days, only aftercare is available for $15) and must be registered for in advance.

Q: Can I become a member when I sign up for camp?
A: If you would like to become a member before camp starts you may join online or stop by our Information Desk at The Marine Mammal Center.

Q: Do you have scholarships available?
A: Yes, we offer a lottery for full or partial scholarships for Summer Camp. You can request a scholarship application and learn more about our scholarship opportunities by emailing

Q: How much interaction will they have with animals?
A: As a hospital environment with sick and injured wild animals, we do not allow any direct contact with our patients. However, there may be occasions in which campers will be able to see an animal up-close or have a unique opportunity to connect with animal husbandry specialists.

Got questions? Call our education programs assistant at 415-289-7330 or email

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