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Spring 2019 Programs Coming Soon!

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

February 9, 2019

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.

Click here to RegisterRad Reptiles

March 16, 2019

This month explore the special adaptations of egg laying, cold-blooded creatures AKA reptiles.  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 of Change

April 13, 2019

April is a month of new growth and travel with trees budding and birds returning, but have you ever wondered if the ocean experiences similar seasonal changes? Gather round to learn about the annual changes and fluctuations, migrations, and oceanic adaptations as the year goes round.


Click here to RegisterA whale and her babyMarvelous Marine Mammas

May 11, 2019

Join MarineQuest to celebrate the Mammas of the sea.  Ever wonder how sea creature families raise their young?  Some moms protect them as eggs while others stay with offspring for several years.  Making sure their babies are fed, happy, and safe from predators is the goal of the marvelous marine mammas.  Do you know someone like that? 

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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.