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Due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence, Saturday Morning Marine Explorers Fall 2018 Weekend Programs have been cancelled.

Saturday Morning Marine Explorers returns!  Join our MarineQuest staff 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.  Click here for our code of conductExperience first-hand what it's like to be a true Marine Explorer!

  • Ages 7-10 - and Completed 1st Grade

  • 9:00am-12:00pm - One Saturday a Month

  • $18 per Person per Session

Notes to Participants - Please send your child with his/her own light and healthy snack and drink for snack time.  Due to allergies please avoid snacks with peanuts.  

Click here to RegisterMotion of the Ocean

September 15, 2018

CANCELED due to weather event.

Hang 10 and barrel in for this tubular morning learning all about the waves in the sea! What creates the perfect wave? Get hands on with our wave tank to observe and identify the different parts of a wave, and learn how rogue waves get to be 100 feet tall! Grab your wetsuits and hop on board for a crash course in surf from tiny crests to giant tsunamis.

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October 20, 2018

CANCELED due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence.

Celebrate National Reptile Month with us as we explore the special adaptations of these cold-blooded creatures.  What makes these Jurassic creatures so unique? Could it be their scaley skin? Their tiny brains, ability to camouflage, or diversity around the world? Join us for a righteous reptilian morning to find out!

Click here to RegisterSEAsons Change

November 17, 2018

CANCELED due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence.

November is time for flannel shirts and campfires here on land, but have you ever wondered if the ocean experiences similar seasonal changes? Bundle up and gather round to learn about the annual changes and fluctuations, migrations, and oceanic adaptations as the year goes round.

Click here to RegisterFestival of Lights

December 15, 2018

CANCELED due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence.

The holiday season is one full of light and celebration, so let’s celebrate the lights that illuminate the seas! At this special holiday season SMME learn about how light equals life in our seas, and how sailors rely on light for navigation through the oceans. Understand how to use the stars as a map, how plants and animals use light for navigation and growth, and even try to navigate in the absence of light! Don’t be left in the dark- join us for this December SMME!

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Cancellation Policy

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