Marine Science Day Camps – UNC Wilmington MarineQuest

Contact Marinequest

Janie McAuliffe
MarineQuest Director



Winter/Spring Series registration now open!

Saturday Morning Marine Explorers Program Registration (ages 6-9)

By Phone: 910.962.2640

Release Form | PDF

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 winter into 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 6-9*) 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 kindergarten prior to start of series

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

Register today!

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January Journeys - Marine Animal Migration pattersn

January 11, 2014 - January Journeys

Get ready and gear up for an amazing journey with MarineQuest as we explore magnificent migratory sea creatures and learn all about how and why they make these astonishing treks!

Kissing Fish

February 1, 2014 - Heart to Heart

Celebrate Valentine’s day at MarineQuest as we examine the courtship behaviors and circulatory system of different marine animals.

March to the Beat of your own Drum

March 8, 2014 - March to the Beat of your Own Drum

Just like us, every marine plant and animal is different. Discover ocean diversity as we investigate what makes some marine organisms so unique!

Rain-On April Showers

April 5, 2014 - Rain-on April Showers!

This is the one Saturday that you will be excited about rain as we uncover how wet weather impacts our oceans.

Penguin with egg

May 3, 2014 - Great Eggspectations

If you like baby sea creatures this program is eggsactly for you! Follow some cute and cuddly critters as they begin the journey of life.

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