home at sea


Join our MarineQuest staff this fall for Friday evenings filled with exciting scientific fun at the UNCW Center for Marine Science. Each month we will focus on a different marine science theme as we explore the ABSeas of Marine Science including sea creatures, marine habitats and ocean phenomena through lab experiments, field activities, games, and more. It's time to discover your new Home-at-Sea with MarineQuest!

Home-at-Sea(ages 11-14*) includes our classic Friday programing where students will dive in and learn what it feels like to be a true Marine Scientist! *participant should have completed 5th grade prior to start of series

  • 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (please bring a water bottle, pizza dinner is provided)
  • $95 for all 4 sessions or $26 per program
astonishing arthropods

Astonishing Arthropods

September 9, 2016

Dive in for a finstastic evening at MarineQuest as we uncover the ABSeas of marine science by first exploring the astonishing world of arthropods! Be prepared to get up close and personal with these wild marine crustaceans.

bodacious bouyancy

Bodacious Buoyancy

October 21, 2016

Celebrate the spooky month of October at MarineQuest as we explore the amazing properties of buoyancy and uncover the science behind the infamous floating tombstones.

cool creatures

COOL Creatures

November 18, 2016

In honor of the cooling outdoor temperatures, join MarineQuest as we explore the amazing adaptations of animals that thrive in extreme environments. After this evening's activities you'll be all set to take the Polar Plunge!

dirt detectives

Dirt Detectives

December 9, 2016

Learn why geologists rock as you get down and dirty exploring the messy world of sediment science.