Summer Day Program: Discover Marine Life!

Discover Marine Animals

Explore the local seashore! Back by popular demand – “Discover Marine Life,” the National Marine Life Center’s summer day program. Dive into the world of marine animal biology and conservation as you spend a week getting to know your favorite seafaring species. Discover how wildlife rehabilitation experts tend turtles, study seals, and doctor dolphins! Learn about sharks, fish, and invertebrates. Explore a tidal habitat and collect critters to study throughout the week. Participate in a variety of other exciting indoor and outdoor activities.

Register and Discover Marine Animals!Session 1 is scheduled for Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 26; Session 2 for Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3, and Session 3 for Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10. The program runs from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 am to 12:00 pm on Friday. Sessions 1 and 2 are geared towards younger children, ages 9-11 years and entering grades 3-5. Session 3 is geared towards older children, ages 12-14 years and entering grades 6-8. All three weeks offer similar programming. The cost for the five-day program is $199/members or $250/non-members. Families must be members at the $50 Gray Seal level or higher to qualify for the member rate.

Learn what seals and turtles eat!The program takes place at the National Marine Life Center, 120 Main Street, in Buzzards Bay. Please be aware that there will be limited exposure to live seals, and turtles, depending on the number and condition of our animal patients. Students may spend part of each day outdoors and should come prepared with appropriate clothing including layers, a change of clothes, water shoes, and sunscreen. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks and water are provided.

There is a minimum 5 children required to run the program.

To register…

1. Complete the Summer Day Program Registration & Authorization Form and submit in person, by e-mail, by regular mail, or by fax.

Click here for a PDF Registration & Authorization Form to print and mail, fax, or drop off.
Click here for an online Registration & Authorization Form to submit electronically.

2. Pay on-line, in person, or by phone.

In person: National Marine Life Center, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA
By phone: (508) 743-9888
By fax: (508) 759-5477
Online: Select options below.

Become a Member!

Pay On-Line – SESSION 1 (7/23-27/18) (Ages 9-11), Member = $199

Pay On-Line – SESSION 1 (7/23-27/18) (Ages 9-11), Non-Member = $250

Become a Member!

Pay On-Line – SESSION 2 (7/30/18-8/3/18) (Ages 9-11), Member = $199

Pay On-Line – SESSION 2 (7/30/18-8/3/18) (Ages 9-11), Non-Member = $250

Become a Member!

Pay On-Line – SESSION 3 (8/6-10/18) (Ages 12-14), Member = $199

Pay On-Line – SESSION 3 (8/6-10/18) (Ages 12-14), Non-Member = $250

We are looking forward to summer fun diving into the world of marine animals!