Marine Science Day Camps – UNC Wilmington MarineQuest

Contact Marinequest




Registration will be available in Fall 2015

By Phone: 910.962.2640

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Code of Conduct | PDF

Campus Map/Directions | PDF


Cancellation Policy

Due to the advance preparation and purchasing required for this program no refunds will be provided for the Marine Explorers program. 


MarineQuest boy with octopus


Marine Biology Camp MarineQuest camp participants at the touch tank


Saturday Morning Marine Explorers

Join our MarineQuest staff this spring for Saturday mornings filled with exciting scientific fun at the UNCW Center for Marine Science. Each month, we focus on a different theme as we get hands-on to explore sea creatures, marine habitats and ocean phenomena through lab experiments, field activities, games, art and more. Experience first-hand what it's like to be a true Marine Explorer!

Marine Explorers (ages 7-10*) includes our classic Saturday programing where youngsters will dive in and learn what it feels like to be a true Marine Explorer! *participant should have completed 1st grade prior to start of series

  • 9:00 a.m. - Noon (please send snack and drink)
  • $75 for the entire Spring Series



January 24, 2015 - Wild Winter Wings

Get ready and gear up for an amazing journey with MarineQuest as we explore why all those geese and ducks are flying into town and learn how different birds survive winter. Discover some penguin antics.

Rubber Duck

February 21, 2015 - Rubber Ducky, you're the one!

Celebrate Valentine’s day at MarineQuest as we discover how lovable rubber duckies are helping scientist learn about the ocean gyres and plastic marine debris.

Lion Fish

March 14, 2015 - March Roars in like a Lion Fish

Discover the invasive species that are taking up residence in our coastal waters and learn what scientists are doing to tame them.

Algal Bloom

April 11, 2015 - Ocean Scum & Algal blooms

Join MarineQuest as we investigate the microscopic world of phytoplankton to learn how they benefit and sometimes even harm the marine environment. 

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