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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 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. Campers will enjoy a combination of classroom based activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and exploration walks around the beautiful Marin Headlands, including Rodeo Beach and the Lagoon (which many animals call home!).

Camp Sea Quest skull

Each camp will take place during one of six week-long sessions and will accommodate different age groups from 1st-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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Camp Details!

  • 9:00 – 3:30pm (please drop off your camper between 9:00am and 9:15am)
  • Cost: $350/week Non-Member; $300/week Member
  • Extended care is provided for an additional fee (8:00am – 9:00am $10/day; 3:30pm-5:30pm $20/day)
  • Scholarships are available

Camp Sea Quest 2015:

Playful Pups Rising 1st Graders June 15th-19th

Water Wizards Rising 2nd Graders June 22nd-26th

Habitat Heroes Rising 3rd Graders July 6th-10th

Nature Navigators Rising 4th Graders July 13th-17th

Eco-Engineers Rising 5th Graders July 20th-24th

System Scientists Rising 6th Graders July 27th- 31st


Got questions or have interest in signing your child up for a camp that is fully booked?
Please contact Kristen Ku at 415-289-7330 or email to be placed on the waiting list.

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."

Camp Sea Quest group photo

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 am-9:15am (no later, please) and pick up time is 3.30 pm.

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 2015-2016 school year.

Q: How many weeks can I sign up for?
A: You may register for one week of camp, because each week of camp is grade/age specific.

Q: What will the kids do all day?
A: Camp is filled with activities! There will be guided tours, crafts, games, special activities and occasional behind-the-scenes experiences. Campers will spend the majority of their time outside at The Marine Mammal Center or in the Marin Headlands, weather permitting.

Q: What is the camper to adult ratio?
A: There are approximately 12 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 check, have had a week of extensive training and they are all either 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 $300 for members and $350 for non-members. The price excludes food but includes snacks and water. Please provide your child/children with bag lunch. Pre-camp care is $10 per morning and aftercare is $20 per afternoon.

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 Kristen Ku at

Q: How much interaction will they have with animals?
A: There may be other occasions in which they will be able to see an animal up-close or have a unique opportunity to connect with an animal husbandry specialist(s).

Got questions? Call Kristen Ku at 415-289-7330 or email

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