Youth & Teen Programs

Exciting learning opportunities abound for youth and teens interested in learning about the world’s oceans––and about the most fascinating careers on Earth!

Ocean Explorers Virtual Summer Camp

Our marine science summer camps give students ages 7 to 14 an opportunity to actively explore the ocean, investigate the animals we share Monterey Bay with, and experience the thrill of scientific discovery at a working marine lab.

Exhibit Guides

If you are 15 years or older, this volunteer experience is the way to immerse yourself in ocean science. Learn and grow––become an Exhibit Guide! Find out how.

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
July 19, 2020 1:30–2:30 PM
Join us–online!–for Science Sunday, “Stranded: A Window into the Health of Marine Mammal Populations,” with Robin Dunkin, Ph.D. Preregister.

LABSIDE CHATS
July 2, 2020, 11 AM
Tune in to learn more about the ecology of marine mammals with Roxanne Beltran, Ph.D.

SUNDAY SEASIDE CRAFTS–AT HOME!
Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house. Find instructions for our latest activity: Ocean Acidification Experiment.

CREATURE FEATURE
Explore the intricate beauty of bat stars up close. Learn how they sense their surroundings and why they feel scratchy to the touch. Watch the 4-minute video here!

SELF-GUIDED COASTAL WALKING TOUR
Enjoy outdoor highlights of the spectacular Coastal Science Campus as you explore the network of trails with this guide to interpretive signs.

MARINE SCIENCE JOURNALING
Start your own marine science journal today with these cool observation activities with video links. Designed for ages seven and up.

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